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Thu May 9, 2024, 10:19 PM May 9

NEW: We filed a complaint against Judge Aileen Cannon with the 11 Circuit Appeals Court Chief Judge for ethics violatio [View all]

The entire complaint is 15 pages in pdf format at the website.
I started to read--looks very inclusive and detailed--
I have included 2 pages below. looks like it was an article from nyt-which I do not subscribe to.
Will read the rest later.

NEW: We filed a complaint against Judge Aileen Cannon with the 11 Circuit Appeals Court Chief Judge for ethics violations. Read the full complaint here: http://AmericanMuckrakers.com/cannon


Judgeʼs Decisions in Documents Case Play Into
Trumpʼs Delay Strategy

Judge Aileen Cannon has given sober consideration to arguments that some
experts say should have been promptly dispensed with, leaving a backlog of
pretrial issues without a trial date in sight.

By Alan Feuer May 8, 2024

The decision by Judge Aileen M. Cannon to avoid picking a date yet for former
President Donald J. Trump’s classified documents trial is the latest indication of
how her handling of the case has played into Mr. Trump’s own strategy of delaying
the proceeding.

It is not impossible that the trial could still take place before Election Day, but the
path is exceedingly narrow. And the question of when — or even whether — the
charges against Mr. Trump will go before a jury will now largely hinge on how
Judge Cannon handles an array of pretrial matters in the next few months, issues
that many legal experts have said she could dispense with much more quickly.
Judge Cannon, who was appointed by Mr. Trump in his final days in office, has
been on the bench for only four years. She has limited experience overseeing trials
of any kind — let alone one involving explosive allegations that a former president

5/9/24, 10:01 AM In Trump’s Classified Documents Case, Judge’s Decisions Play Into Delay Strategy - The New York Ti

and current candidate illegally took highly classified state secrets from the White
House after he left office and then obstructed the government’s repeated efforts to
retrieve them.

For months now, she has stood in the glare of the spotlight with each of her most
minute decisions scrutinized by an often critical gallery of legal scholars and

Nancy Gertner, a former federal judge who was appointed to the bench by
President Bill Clinton, said that rookie jurists handling prominent matters deserve
some measure of leeway. But she added that Judge Cannon had put herself outside
the normal boundaries with her languid pace and her willingness to grant a sober
audience to several of Mr. Trump’s “meshuggeneh motions.”

“For a new judge in a big case, she could just be being careful, but the length of
time all of this has taken and things she is allowing seems way beyond that,” Judge
Gertner said. “She is treating everything the defense has done as if they all raise
substantial and important issues, and that’s just not true.”

Throughout the case, Judge Cannon has shown herself willing to devote significant
time to hearing legal motions in person that many federal judges would likely have
rejected out of hand or at least decided more quickly on the merits of written

In April, for example, she conducted a hearing to consider giving Mr. Trump’s two
co-defendants, Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira, what is known as a bill of
particulars, a detailed recitation of the charges in the case supplementing those
laid out in the indictment.

Such documents are almost never granted to criminal defendants. And while Judge
Cannon ultimately denied the requests, her decision to open her courtroom to the
issue in the first place was unusual.

5/9/24, 10:01 AM In Trump’s Classified Documents Case, Judge’s Decisions Play Into Delay Strategy - The New York Times

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