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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:13 PM

Alan Dershowitz suggests curbing press access to hearing on Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse

Source: Miami Herald

A court hearing on whether to unseal sensitive documents involving the alleged sex trafficking of underage girls by Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein — and the possible involvement of his influential friends — will play out in a New York City courtroom next week.

But it may happen behind closed doors, with the news media and public barred — at least in part.

An attorney for lawyer Alan Dershowitz wrote a letter to the U.S. District Court Second Circuit of Appeals on Tuesday, asking whether the media should be excluded from the proceeding because his oral arguments on behalf of his client could contain sensitive information that has been under seal.

The appeals court had not responded to his concern as of Friday, but if the hearing is closed during his lawyer’s argument, it would represent the latest in a long history of successful efforts to keep details of Epstein’s sex crimes sealed.

Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article226922729.html

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Reply Alan Dershowitz suggests curbing press access to hearing on Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse (Original post)
Zorro Mar 2019 OP
Corgigal Mar 2019 #1
CincyDem Mar 2019 #2
DorothyG Mar 2019 #13
Squinch Mar 2019 #27
Squinch Mar 2019 #28
greyl Mar 2019 #38
jpak Mar 2019 #41
PeeJ52 Mar 2019 #3
magicarpet Mar 2019 #4
DorothyG Mar 2019 #12
Evolve Dammit Mar 2019 #5
ProudLib72 Mar 2019 #6
rpannier Mar 2019 #7
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #18
rpannier Mar 2019 #20
Squinch Mar 2019 #29
UpInArms Mar 2019 #36
RockRaven Mar 2019 #8
Leghorn21 Mar 2019 #9
elleng Mar 2019 #10
louis c Mar 2019 #11
MarcA Mar 2019 #14
Moral Compass Mar 2019 #15
Pachamama Mar 2019 #19
MBS Mar 2019 #21
RandySF Mar 2019 #16
marble falls Mar 2019 #17
CousinIT Mar 2019 #22
Power 2 the People Mar 2019 #23
SWBTATTReg Mar 2019 #24
Yavin4 Mar 2019 #25
brush Mar 2019 #26
YOHABLO Mar 2019 #30
UpInArms Mar 2019 #37
salin Mar 2019 #31
panader0 Mar 2019 #32
Tarc Mar 2019 #33
The Wizard Mar 2019 #34
UpInArms Mar 2019 #35
SunSeeker Mar 2019 #39
Firestorm49 Mar 2019 #40
Scurrilous Mar 2019 #42
cstanleytech Mar 2019 #43

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. I got a vote for No.

Plus, why?

Hahaha.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:17 PM

2. Of course he would. n/t

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:34 PM

13. His job is to force the prosecution to do it's job.

I'm glad he does that. I just hope the outcome is exposure for all crimes related Mr. Epsteins.

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Response to DorothyG (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:50 PM

28. Dershowitz appears to be a witness in this. It is Dershowitz's lawyer

making the request.

Sounds like he might be in some trouble.

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Response to DorothyG (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:44 PM

38. That doesn't have jack shit to do with curbing press access,

nor is that his job.

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Response to greyl (Reply #38)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 11:10 AM

41. This

n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:20 PM

3. If I do something wrong can mine be secret too? Is Jeffrey Epstein a matter of national security?

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:21 PM

4. Epstein was not alone in his sex crimes escapades...

... big shots would rather avoid the public exposure to all that dirt and having their names and reputations dragged through the mud.

When you are rich and your wallet is fat you can buy a better level of justice so your hands and name don't get so dirty if you break the law.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:32 PM

12. Yes, he can request it.

But will it be granted? I hope not. I want some disinfecting sunlight to shine brightly.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:21 PM

5. I'll bet he doesn't want "oral" arguments to be heard. Another rich guy abusing minors for fun

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. Dershowitz is just gross

He shouldn't get any say in anything ever again.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:28 PM

7. Dershowitz is a jerk

But his 'suggestion' is what a good defense attorney would ask.
He negotiated a previous settlement certain things are under seal. A good defense attorney would argue to protect that information until a judge rules on whether it is still under seal
I hope all that information comes out, but his request is reasonable for a defense attorney to make

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Response to rpannier (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:01 PM

18. He's not asking as an attorney, he's one of the defendants

Alan Dershowitz attended at least one of Jeffrey Epstein's parties as a willing ... um ... participant.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:28 PM

20. Dershowitz was Espstein's attorney in the orginial trial

He has claimed and still claims to be his attorney
So, he is arguing as an attorney and not as a defendant or an accused

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Response to rpannier (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:50 PM

29. Dershowitz's lawyer is arguing this, not Dershowitz.

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Response to rpannier (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:05 PM

36. Dershowitz is also accused

In January of 2015, the suit and scandal was revived, as Edwards and Cassel brought in three more victims, one who claimed Maxwell and Epstein kept her as a “sex slave.” From 1999 until 2002 she said he forced her to have sex with “many other powerful men, including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders.” The victim said she finally escaped to an unspecified foreign country. In the 2015 motion, Edwards and Cassel alleged the well-known criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz, 77 was also involved in the international human trafficking sex ring.


More at https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/16/1485996/-Palm-Beach-billionaire-sex-trafficking-case-alleges-Alan-Dershowitz-and-Prince-Andrew-were-involved

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:28 PM

8. Dersh loves civil liberties. His civil liberties. Everyone else's civil liberties can F- off & die.

The victims' rights? Get lost.
The press's rights? Screw off.
The general public's rights? Sit down.

But if you're a rich murderer or pedophile, there isn't a ridiculous pile of BS he won't shovel to help you get away with it under the guise of protecting your civil rights.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:28 PM

9. Nah.

Fuck off.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:32 PM

10. I'll bet he does!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:32 PM

11. Alan certainly doesn't want cameras in the courtroom when his name comes up

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:34 PM

14. Alan, if you've done nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide.

At least that's what the 99% little people are told.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:48 PM

15. Dershowitz is so dirty

This kind of behavior makes me think that what I've read about him indulging himself at Epstein's orgies of sexual predation on underage girls is true. He's got a dog in this hunt. I'd like to think that now that this is not staying in the box Epstein's lawyers worked so hard to keep it in--that no judge would agree. I'll wait and see.

Every time I hear Dershowitz he sounds as unhinged as Guliani--he appears to be panicked and desperate. I think there are a whole lot of lawyers that have done the bidding of these sociopathic wealthy men that are seeing the walls starting to crumble. Trump is going to take everyone down before this is over.

Don't forget that Trump was sued by one of the girls (underage at the time) contending that he was one of the rapists at Epstein's pervert palace and that he forcefully held her down as her raped her.

It is no accident that he picked one of the corrupt prosecutors, Alex Acosta, to be part of his cabinet. It was most likely a payoff for services rendered.

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Response to Moral Compass (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:25 PM

19. +10000

This....

Completely agree...

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Response to Moral Compass (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:28 PM

21. + 1000

"He's got a dog in this hunt." yup, feel like that to me, too.
Yes also to the panicked/desperate/unhinged
And Trump link.

Makes me want to take a shower right now.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:49 PM

16. Dershowitz was an alleged john.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 07:52 PM

17. Dershowitz isn't doing himself any favors. He'd be better off taking a long sabatical.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:29 PM

22. Derschowitz is implicated in this sex trafficking scandal - one of Epstein's friends

THAT is why he wants media and public barred.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:32 PM

23. Fuck that! All of this should be in public!!!

So sick of these aristocrats thinking they can commit and hide their crimes with impunity. It's time the public sees that these "masters of the universe" are really just low life scumbags and no better than street thugs and garden variety pedophiles.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:32 PM

24. Scumbags deserve every bit in the barrel and show the world just how depraved they are...

Disgusting. Show every tidbit and piece of crap to the public so we can nail these a&&holes to the wall and throw them in jail where they belong.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:37 PM

25. These are federal crimes, correct?

Now you know why Dersh is carrying water for Trump.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 08:45 PM

26. Of course he does because his name will come up.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:20 PM

30. I believe Alan Dershowitz was a participant in Epstein's "sex parties'' with trafficked young girls

A lot of viagra going on there.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:12 PM

37. Some as young as 13

Jeffrey Epstein, 62, along with his buddies, reportedly abused/exploited at least 34 underage girls for from 1999 to 2007. Some of the girls were as young as 13.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/16/1485996/-Palm-Beach-billionaire-sex-trafficking-case-alleges-Alan-Dershowitz-and-Prince-Andrew-were-involved

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:21 PM

31. No self-interested motive in this filing. Right?

May the Streisand Effect be enacted per Dershowitz.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:38 PM

32. Amazing how many attorneys are "lawyering up".

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:50 PM

33. The pedophiles linked to Epstein are running for cover

Not at all surprised to see ol' Dershy tied into them.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 10:46 PM

34. guilty

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:01 PM

35. Awwww .... poor snowflake Dershowitz

Doesn’t want pictures of him raping little girls?

That is what it is called when girls are not the age of consent.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:51 AM

39. No, Dershowitz. We will maintain our open court system.

You want secret courts? Move to Russia.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 10:31 AM

40. More rich white priviledge? We'll see. We all know how it's worked so far.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 11:58 AM

42. ...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:06 PM

43. So if they broke the law giving him that deal will that void it? After all you would think a

criminal act to protect another criminal would be illegal.

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