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Almost from the moment she was assigned the case in June, Judge Cannon, who was appointed by Mr. Trump in his waning days in office, has handled the proceeding in an unorthodox manner.

She has put off making several legal and logistical decisions. And she has spent time at hearings entertaining a series of unusual arguments by Mr. Trump’s lawyers that many federal judges would have rejected out of hand.

The legal gamesmanship she has encouraged over how to handle Mr. Trump’s Presidential Records Act defense is all the more bizarre because the argument itself is legally dubious.

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[-] themeatbridge@lemmy.world 33 points 1 week ago

"Unorthodox" here means blatant corruption.

[-] psvrh@lemmy.ca 14 points 1 week ago

It's a win-win. Even if they lose, they've sullied trust in the judiciary, which benefits them as well.

One of fascism's core tenets is a kind of crab-bucket society, where everything is suspect and corrupt and the only person you can trust is Dear Leader.

[-] Rentlar@lemmy.ca 16 points 1 week ago

Typically, recusal motions require prosecutors to point to flawed decisions. And so far, Judge Cannon has largely avoided making decisions, complicating any effort to get rid of her.

Ah ha. The conservative strategy of 'I'm not doing ANYTHING so you can't point the blame at me' strikes again.

[-] lurch@sh.itjust.works 9 points 1 week ago

they are just delaying, so when he wins the election, he can pardon himself, change all laws in his favor and execute everyone who bothered him.

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