DA Willis calls Chesebro's bluffHugo Lowell @hugolowell · 3m
NEW: Fulton County DA Fani Willis indicates her team is ready to go to trial immediately, on Oct. 23 2023 for all 19 defendants comes after ex Trump lawyer Ken Chesebro filed for a speedy trial betting that she wouldnt be ready.
Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance · 1m
Ken Chesebro, the Trump co-defendant who asked for a speedy trial, thought he was calling Willis' bluff on her readiness to go to trial. He was not. Willis is not here to play.
Bradley P. Moss @BradMossEsq · 14m Haha.
Willis sees Chesebros gamble and raises him by seeking to try the whole group in two months.
Willis Trial Date Motion
These folks are underestimating Fani Willis. Chances are that she was prepared for trial before the indictment was handed down by the grand jury.
... of amateurs like the Trump Troupe. They set out to break the law and expected no one to have a problem with it.
the scale of his investigations is greater than hers. Still. She's one badass prosecutor.
So refreshing compared to all the Republiklan buffoons in any government position
of who he's dealing with here, he thought that he would throw a wrench in her case, he thought wrong.
That is not what the GA law says. It says a specific defendant is entitled to a speedy trial. That provision is not dependent on other defendants who are entitled to review evidence and conduct depositions in a reasonable time.
Atlanta attorney Andrew Fleischman said there is little court precedent examining how Georgia's speedy trial rule and the federal removal statute interact.
"There's no case law," said Fleischman, a former public defender now at Sessions & Fleischman. "It just sounds messy."
A spokeswoman for the DA declined to comment.
Outside attorneys say a speedy trial demand such as Chesebro's would apply to all 19 defendants, so if any of the other 18 defendants would rather have more time to prepare for trial -- Trump's attorneys are expected to ask that any case in Fulton County be delayed until after the 2024 election -- they will have to file motions to sever their cases from Chesebro's. Those motions would have to be decided by Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing the case.
The DA previously said she plans to try all 19 defendants together.
I also heard this discussion on MSNBC yesterday
The judge would sever the cases causing Willis' attempt to tie all 19 together to fail.
I dont even play a lawyer on tv, so I dont know I assumed each would be tried separately. Perhaps this is DA Willis way of telling them all that shes ready to try any of them immediately if necessary.
School me someone.
(And is that apostrophe used correctly?)
... but Willis is signaling Chesebro and the 18 others that the state is certainly ready to go.
There will be LOTS AND LOTS of motions filed over the next few months
Mostly intended to delay and delay and delay....
It's up to the newly minted judge.........
He can either try them all together by the required date or split them apart.
Willis is just saying she is ready snd able to try them all. It's not her call.
Former English teacher here
The general rule is that the possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and s, whether the singular noun ends in s or not. The possessive of a plural noun is formed by adding only an apostrophe when the noun ends in s, and by adding both an apostrophe and s when it ends in a letter other than s.
Willis is a singular noun, so get an 's.
Geography and Anthropology major.
English major here, and I wasn't aware of this distinction
Beginning in grade school, I was always taught to add only an apostrophe to any noun ending in an "s." No distinction was made between singular and plural nouns.
I went to college and grad school in the 70s and don't remember this ever coming up. I wonder if this is a relatively recent stylistic change. There are definitely other things I was taught about grammar and punctuation in grade school and high school that are no longer correct. In any case, this one makes sense!
and try all of them in order to not violate his constitutional right.
The other 18 don't have a constitutional right to delay a trial.
Brother Cheese, it is your move. After pondering for a moment, Brother Cheddar opts to go all in, and moves that, in the event he is found guilty, the Death Penalty shall be applied.
And does this development also strengthen Willis' hand re going to trial before GA pukes would try to remove her per their new fascist law?
to show that she's gone rogue and has to be removed from her elected office.
That was the entire point of that hastily drawn, passed and signed bill. The Banana Republicans need to fulfill their constitutional oath, which is to protect Trump at all costs. If they could send in the National Guard and arrest everyone in the DA's office, they would. The Repugs want an autocracy, and given the Orange Tangerine's grasp on the party -- both by the balls and the pussy -- they could get what they want.
January 6 was just a rehearsal for the Main Event -- a coup "like the world has never seen," to use TFG's favorite phrase.
...because of the way she began with the special grand jury and ended with an entirely new set of citizens in the general.
Indictments until she was ready.
DA Willis' instructions to her staff: "Take no prisoners and don't put up with any stunts!!"
I read "cheesebro" and thought it was another clever name for donny the orange skinned man.
I'm looking for the document in the OP.
They still can't believe they were wrong.
... above the law, in the sense that they expect to break laws and get away scot-free.
(ETA I know there was talk about this on MSNBC last night regarding the "speedy trial" and the other defendants - obviously some if not all possibly needing to testify including the ring-leader)
up to presumably December, but oh well. The very public coverage as Willis nailed him for all THEIR crimes would not be good for the rest. And that would include The Big Fat Defendant as the primaries kick off in January.
The AJC points out that some have also filed to move their cases out of GA, and some experts say if that was granted all those charged would follow.
Complications I'm sure Willis and her team have foreseen and plan to deal with as the conspiracists and their advisors look, together and independently, for ways to loosen the jaws of the trap they created for themselves.
That's what's happening in the Brian Kohberger murder trial in Idaho.
Chesebro? His attorney? Someone else?
but one downside of a speedy trial is that the defense might not have time to thoroughly review discovery and to challenge evidence found during discovery to have that eidence possibly excluded.
They shouldn't have filed for a speedy trial if they weren't ready to adjudicate one.
For years I've said Trump is 6th grade clever, but that may be an insult to 6th graders.
Yea, Fani Willis has none to give at this point.
I mean, why wouldn't she be ready to go to trial ASAP?
Suck on it, Cheesebro... you got trumped.
allowing them to investigate and remove DAs goes into effect sometime in October. It makes perfect sense for her to want the rrial ended by then. (they may actually be ivestigating while it is going on, but they are unlikely to finish before it does, I suspect.)
The law doesn't apply to her. It's for prosecutors who refuse to punish crimes. You can hardly go after her regarding these traitors for not filing charges against them--when she did.
Don't take my word for it.
If CheeseBro gets his trial split and it goes early, does that give team orange fella a chance to see Fani's cards early? Is there any tactical benefit for the group?
Love that the pardon is off the table. We might see some scrambling as the rats try to scurry from the mess. There is not much reason for politics on this. I think the mugshots of the locals is kinda sad. They got played and no GOP fat cats are gonna help them.
THE Mugshot reminds me of a scowling grinch.