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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:10 PM

Mistrial denied as jury weighs damages against Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - A Texas judge denied Alex Jones's motion for a mistrial on Thursday as jury deliberations resumed in a defamation case over the U.S. conspiracy theoristís false claims about the Sandy Hook mass shooting.

The mistrial request followed the disclosure at trial that Jones's lawyer accidentally sent two years of the U.S. conspiracy theorist's text messages to the plaintiffs.

Federico Andino Reynal, an attorney for Jones, told Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that attorneys for the plaintiffs should have immediately destroyed the records. An attorney for the parents, Mark Bankston, used the texts to undercut Jonesí testimony during cross-examination on Wednesday.

Jones, founder of the Infowars radio show and webcast, is on trial to determine the amount of damages he owes for spreading falsehoods about the killing of 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mistrial-denied-as-jury-weighs-damages-against-alex-jones-in-sandy-hook-defamation-trial/ar-AA10jfGM

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Reply Mistrial denied as jury weighs damages against Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation trial (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Thursday OP
AllaN01Bear Thursday #1
emulatorloo Thursday #3
EndlessWire Thursday #13
ZZenith Saturday #18
viva la Thursday #2
slumcamper Thursday #4
BumRushDaShow Thursday #5
TomSlick Thursday #8
BumRushDaShow Thursday #10
TomSlick Thursday #12
EndlessWire Thursday #14
BumRushDaShow Friday #17
ancianita Thursday #6
thucythucy Thursday #7
Bayard Thursday #9
SunImp Thursday #11
tavernier Thursday #15
LudwigPastorius Friday #16

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:13 PM

1. sorry charlie .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:19 PM

3. Aw. Will have to play Jones a sad song on my tiny violin.

Donít feel the least bit sorry for this seditionist serial liar. As seen in another thread:


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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:06 PM

13. That was refreshing. n/t

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 02:27 AM

18. I am so thoroughly impressed by that judge.

The little interactions she has with her coworkers says so much about her as a person - she is considerate and efficient, knowledgeable and fair. Everything one could want in a jurist.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:17 PM

2. Why should they have destroyed the records?

The file was sent to them by the other counsel, who was offered a chance to get it back, and ... apparently never noticed.
(Or maybe he hates his client and wants him to lose. )

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:33 PM

4. Check this out

"The Reynal Law Firm, P.C. is recognized as one of the Stateís premier criminal litigation firms."



"Our lawyers successfully handle significant criminal matters in courts across the country. We bring a unique blend of talent, tenacity and teamwork to every case we handle in the relentless pursuit of the best possible outcomes for our clients."



Texas law...you betcha!

for additional amusement: [link:https://frlaw.us/|

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:39 PM

5. "request followed the disclosure..that Jones's lawyer accidentally sent two years of..text messages"

Unless the judge ruled it inadmissible with jury instructions to disregard, how would this constitute justification for a mistrial?

These entitled asses are so used to bullshitting their way out of taking responsibility for their chronic malfeasance that they think that doing this will always work in every instance.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:45 PM

8. There was no way a mistrial was going to be ordered.

The defense lawyers are simply building a record for appeal.

Inadvertent disclosure by counsel can be an issue if the disclosed matter is somehow privileged, e.g. attorney/client communications. (The rules vary from state to state.) In this case, it seems to me the disclosed material was not only not privileged but should have been disclosed in discovery.

I only know what I read on DU and the news but I don't see this as a serious issue.


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Response to TomSlick (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:52 PM

10. Right

It's grasping at straws.

There have been video clips of the exchange between the prosecutors and Jones (one of the shorter ones) -

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 07:50 PM

12. When a trial is going sour, all that remains is to make a record for appeal.

I don't see much hope for an appeal but all I know is what I've read DU and the news.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:13 PM

14. Did you see the way the Judge was looking at him?

She scares me, and I'm just a spectator. And he's sweating, and trying to spin it his way. Good grief.

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:30 AM

17. All I could think of that was

watching a younger and calmer version of "Judge Judy".

(I can imagine the crap that civil case judges must hear day after day)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:39 PM

6. ...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:43 PM

7. Imagine if this tactic worked.

"My client is about to get screwed because this civil case is so open and shut. So I'll just do something supremely stupid and then ask for a mistrial."

Repeat as many times as needed until the plaintiffs give up.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 01:47 PM

9. Should have gotten advice from the Secret Service

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 02:00 PM

11. Good news

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:20 PM

15. Ha, I nailed it!

Yesterday I posted that he might ask for a mistrial.
And my DU friends who are knowledgeable of the law answered that he would be SOL on that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:15 AM

16. Who was Jones' attorney?

Lionel Hutz?

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