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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 04:58 PM

Judge Amy Berman Jackson criticizes Trump's attacks on Roger Stone juror

Source: CNN

Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday said attacks from President Donald Trump and commentary from conservative media are part of a campaign of intimidation and harassment of jurors in Roger Stone's criminal case.

Jackson read the President's tweet attacking the Stone jury forewoman, as well as commentary from InfoWars' Alex Jones and Tucker Carlson from Fox News, to a federal courtroom, in deciding to hear testimony from jurors while protecting their identities after Stone asked for a retrial.

Making jurors' identities public "would put them at substantial risk of harm," Jackson said. "In a highly publicized political climate ... the risk of harassment and intimidation of any juror" who may testify to the court today "is extremely high."

"While judges may have volunteered for their positions ... jurors are not volunteers," Jackson said. "They are deserving of the public's respect."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/politics/roger-stone-hearing-juror-amy-berman-jackson/index.html



...and Trump responds with a tweet attacking both the judge and juror...

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Reply Judge Amy Berman Jackson criticizes Trump's attacks on Roger Stone juror (Original post)
Zorro Feb 25 OP
abqtommy Feb 25 #1
TomSlick Feb 25 #2
abqtommy Feb 25 #3
TomSlick Feb 25 #4
abqtommy Feb 25 #5
Evolve Dammit Feb 25 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 25 #7
riversedge Feb 26 #8
zentrum Feb 26 #9

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:37 PM

1. I hope Judge Amy opens up a big can of whip-ass on tRUMP. He deserves it.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 07:51 PM

2. I suspect the Judge has done what she means to do.

I'm unclear what could be done at this point. I don't think Trump's behavior would support a contempt citation. Beyond that, I'm at a loss for what could be done.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 08:00 PM

3. I know Judge Amy could cite tRUMP for contempt of court. It'd be a wonderful thing to have

judges like Sotomayor and Ginsberg join in criminalizing tRUMP in addition to The House.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 08:06 PM

4. I'm unconvinced.

It is difficult to support a contempt citation for actions outside of court (other than disobedience of a court order). I would expect the judge to be slow to cite anyone for out-of-court speech. An attempt to cite the President for contempt would cause a constitutional crises. I just don't see a federal judge going down that path.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 08:25 PM

5. I'm not here to convince you. I think tRUMP can be cited. After all, he already is a

constitutional crisis.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 08:29 PM

6. We are already there. It's crisis time.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 10:16 PM

7. Can she hold him in contempt of court

Or is he above the law?

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:06 AM

8. good for her.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2020, 09:12 AM

9. Hope next Democratic President

.....appoints her to Supreme Court. She seems really dedicated to the rule of law.

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