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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:15 AM

We should all be congratulating lawyer Robert Balin representing media who went to the bar

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to speak with the judge and insisted that the name of the third client be made public in the name of the first amendment. The judge seemed comfortable with Cohen's lawyer writing the name on a piece of paper and handing it to her.

Rachel really explained this well last night
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show

Thanks hlthe2b - added his name to OP

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:23 AM

1. Robert Balin, a lawyer with Davis Wright Tremaine who said hes representing a consortium of media

(thought we should give name credit)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:38 AM

4. +1,000

Yes Robert Balin deserves lots of credit

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 07:26 AM

2. Amen!!!!

K&R...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:31 AM

3. Agree - kudos to the attorney. Does make me wonder

though, might Koch or Adelson or Oil Company attorneys start showing up as well to defend his Orangeness and the minions? Just asking.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:45 AM

5. won't be recognized if no standing. Balin represented the media and thus public interest.

The $$ interests can send as many as they want and sit in the courtroom,. but they aren't going to get to weigh in.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:09 AM

6. I wish that were true, but those fuckers manage to intervene in environmental cases all the time.

They usually do it through their trade associations, like Western States Petroleum. Or directly, filing amicus briefs in support of the polluter's legal position.

Same thing with consumer protection cases.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:06 AM

8. Yes, but there they can establish standing (however distasteful) as businesses directly impacted

Ditto the consumer protection cases.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:13 AM

10. In this instance they're already supporting Trump by paying his legal fees via donations. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:15 AM

11. Sure, but they can't enter into the legal proceedings. They are societal blood suckers

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:29 AM

7. The judge should had the bones to deny the "writing the name on a piece of paper" bit.

Don't believe it was proper to even entertain that option.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:07 AM

9. It would not have meant she would not read it aloud--in fact she likely would have

or made it public at a later date...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:42 PM

12. K&R

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