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kentuck

(111,111 posts)
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 05:38 PM Jan 2024

Is Trump making a mockery of our justice system?

He goes into the court and makes a commotion by talking as witnesses are cross-examined and so forth. He makes a scene going in and coming out, by commenting to reporters and searching for the cameras.

Then, whenever he takes the notion, he simply gets up and walks out of the courtroom during the prosecution's argument. The Judge asks that the record note that Trump has left the courtroom. But, there is no punishment from the Court.

Perhaps the jury noted the actions of the scofflaw as he thumbs his nose at all law and authority?

Perhaps that had something to do with the punitive damages they laid on Mr Trump?

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Is Trump making a mockery of our justice system? (Original Post) kentuck Jan 2024 OP
I really felt that him getting up in court was CANADIANBEAVER69 Jan 2024 #1
That was in part Hunter Biden was not in a Courtroom as a defendant or before a Committee. ProudMNDemocrat Jan 2024 #7
Oh, I know Hunter was there as a viewer and not part CANADIANBEAVER69 Jan 2024 #10
not a fair comparison MadameButterfly Jan 2024 #20
It's what he's been doing his whole life Silent3 Jan 2024 #2
The criminal justice system is making a mockery of itself. Irish_Dem Jan 2024 #3
You got that right. Chainfire Jan 2024 #4
This is it. If our justice system is a joke, it is because it made one of itself RockRaven Jan 2024 #9
It's the white thing to do. John Shaft Jan 2024 #11
It's what he does. I hope they finally break him...nt Wounded Bear Jan 2024 #5
No one else would ever get away with what he's doing. lees1975 Jan 2024 #6
Doing his best. elleng Jan 2024 #8
Hasn't he Faux pas Jan 2024 #12
This latest verdict shows that TFG is not above the law LetMyPeopleVote Jan 2024 #13
Only if they MOMFUDSKI Jan 2024 #14
Seems like the judicial system worked as it should. Srkdqltr Jan 2024 #15
He's proving that those with money can certainly delay justice. spanone Jan 2024 #16
Is The Pope Catholic?.....nt global1 Jan 2024 #17
Absolutely. n/t CousinIT Jan 2024 #18
I guarantee you the jury noted it Farmer-Rick Jan 2024 #19
The short answer is 'Yes'. n/t Quanto Magnus Jan 2024 #21
The Wizard of Id's golden rule still applies Maeve Jan 2024 #22

CANADIANBEAVER69

(366 posts)
1. I really felt that him getting up in court was
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 05:49 PM
Jan 2024

his way of doing what Hunter Biden did to the committee, when he walked out when Marjorie started to speak. IMO

Hunter's action was regarded as a great move on his part. TFG thought he would get the same response, but he didn't lol.

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,955 posts)
7. That was in part Hunter Biden was not in a Courtroom as a defendant or before a Committee.
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 06:03 PM
Jan 2024

Being sued for monetary damages for defaming another person as Dipshit had been doing.

Also, despite his past, Hunter Biden has a respect for the rule of law and the Legal System.

CANADIANBEAVER69

(366 posts)
10. Oh, I know Hunter was there as a viewer and not part
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 06:12 PM
Jan 2024

of the proceedings that were going on. I also feel Hunter is being used to try and get at President Biden. The Biden family is an inspiration of what it means to love unconditionally and to fight for what is right.

The republican hypocrisy and projection is astounding. I am amazed at how much the right is always the victim but also the strong patriot of white days gone by.

Hillary was right!

MadameButterfly

(1,127 posts)
20. not a fair comparison
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 08:10 PM
Jan 2024

Trump couldn't take the content of official court proceedings based on evidence.
MTG makes stuff up and shows pictures of genitals for sensational effect. She doesn't deserve to be heard
Trump defies the court because he's a crybaby while Hunter has accepted responsibility for his actions in a way Trump never will.

Silent3

(15,463 posts)
2. It's what he's been doing his whole life
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 05:57 PM
Jan 2024

And unfortunately, our legal system and too many people in that system are inclined to let him.

In the vaunted name of "due process" too many exploitable loopholes are left open. Too many people working in the legal system are inclined, consciously or not, to give people with money and power preferentially treatment.

Irish_Dem

(48,375 posts)
3. The criminal justice system is making a mockery of itself.
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 05:57 PM
Jan 2024

They deal with career criminals all the time and know what to do.
But they allow Trump to act in a lawless, privileged and entitled way.

RockRaven

(15,122 posts)
9. This is it. If our justice system is a joke, it is because it made one of itself
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 06:10 PM
Jan 2024

by how it treats the wealthy and well connected.

lees1975

(3,955 posts)
6. No one else would ever get away with what he's doing.
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 06:03 PM
Jan 2024

His threats regarding the border should have landed him in jail the next day.

I have my doubts about whether he will ever be prosecuted for his crimes. It doesn't seem the court system has the stomach for it.

Srkdqltr

(6,406 posts)
15. Seems like the judicial system worked as it should.
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 06:50 PM
Jan 2024

The fact that he didn't like the results is immaterial.
No guilty person likes it. They all cry foul.

Farmer-Rick

(10,249 posts)
19. I guarantee you the jury noted it
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 08:04 PM
Jan 2024

When Trump was ordered to pay E Jean Carroll $5 million for sexual abuse and defamation, they set the standard. The going rate for making Trump accountable for his sexual abuse was $5 million. This jury gave him $83 million.

That's a huge increase. If they had gone much higher, it might have been overturned on appeal. But $83 million is not $130 million. If they would have gone that high, the courts may have seen it as excessive considering the standard was $5 million. The jury had to consider this.

But they could have gone to $10 or $20 million and it still would have been quite an increase from $5 million. It would have been well above the standard. So, yeah the jury noticed the crap he pulled and that's why it was so much higher than last time. The jury noticed.

Maeve

(42,323 posts)
22. The Wizard of Id's golden rule still applies
Sat Jan 27, 2024, 08:12 PM
Jan 2024

"Those who have the gold make the rules"
Yeah, the rich still have more rights than the poor, the powerful still hold sway...but there is some reckoning. The mighty do fall. Not as fast as they should, but...

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