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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:34 PM

And court is back in session




Judge T.S. Ellis returned to the courtroom at 2:22 p.m. After conferring with an attorney for the prosecutors and an attorney for the defense briefly, Ellis said this: "Mr Andres, you may call your next witness. No word whatsoever about the reason for the almost all-day delay.

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Reply And court is back in session (Original post)
blaze Aug 2018 OP
atreides1 Aug 2018 #1
Nevilledog Aug 2018 #2
empedocles Aug 2018 #3
Nevilledog Aug 2018 #4
scarytomcat Aug 2018 #5

Response to blaze (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:46 PM

1. Options

1. Ellis received an ass chewing from the Chief Judge, was instructed to allow the prosecution to try its case without anymore undue interference!

2. Ellis received instructions from the White House on how to proceed!


3. Ellis needed a few hours to calm down!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:00 PM

2. I disagree. I think it's an issue with a juror/jurors.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:25 PM

3. My guess

pssst, the issue is how to continue to euphemistically hide the name ['Trump'], [the elephant in the courtroom], as the evidence gets ever closer to [you know who].

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Response to empedocles (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:34 PM

4. Here's my reasoning

It's all about the security officer being called to the bench. In my experience, 27 years of trial practice, security officers are often tasked with "babysitting" the jury. They escort them to and from the jury room, act as go-between with the court for issues, questions. Pair that with the judge's admonition for the jurors not to look at items on the attorney's table and I think it's a reasonable assertion that the security officer was told by a juror/jurors that there was an issue with something seen on attorney's table. The break would allow for the judge and counsel to bring those jurors into chambers and ask questions about what transpired. If that is what happened, the judge obviously believes that the jurors/jurors were not so compromised that they must be removed.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:37 PM

5. I think you are correct

but the prosecution needs to make his case
but it was the defense that raised the Trump name so prosecution should get to walk in that door

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