Today we’re going to law school. Because we’re going to need this in the next couple of weeks! The topic is 28 U.S.C. (United States Code) sections 1442 and 1455, which set forth a procedure for moving a criminal indictment brought in state court to federal court “for good cause shown.” This is referred to as “removal,” and although it is attempted with some frequency in civil cases, it is rather rare in the criminal context.
I sure am glad we have one of the best law professors around to explain this stuff to us. I think of myself as being pretty knowledgeable about the operation of the system (for a non-professional), but tonight's discourse was really illuminating and educational. Thanks much!
Joyce, you are rocking it, as usual. Thank you for this very timely heads-up, with full explanation.
Thanks for the insights. This is a new potential avenue I hadn’t heard addressed before. And trump never met a delay tactic he didn’t like. This one may be a double edged sword though. Really wish all judges and courts would act with a unique expediency when it comes to any of trump’s obvious stall tactics. The man uses the court system like it’s his personal playground. Some judges have clearly had enough. Hope more do the same. His victims- including the citizens of this country - deserve him to face a jury (ideally more than one for his multiple abuses).
I was watching a clip on Twitter about Lindsay Graham donating 500K and urging other to contribute to Trumps defense fund they are going to stall this through the next election in hope that Trump wins and pardons everyone. This is sickening.
Thanks for taking us to law school...always fascinating.
Thanks, Joyce. Many obstacles seem to remain even after the eager beaver foreperson was alle over the tv news today. I wish she'd started writing her book instead of letting the big fat cat out of the bag, and as you mentioned possibly jeopardizing the case(s).
As to your ask for paid subscriptions, I for one can testify that I personally have zero misgivings having gone from free to paid subscriber months ago. You put a whole lot of work into each and every one of these updates, so I ENCOURAGE all of you who have yet to change to paid subscribers to jump on that wagon, lest Joyce see that you really don't care about her submissions.
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If Trump was not performing his official federal duties then he was doing his campaign business at work in the White House. We know campaign laws preclude some events in certain places...seems like spending working hours in the Oval working on your own campaign would be an unfair advantage of Incumbency. Is there something in law about this? There oughta be....
If know if I wrote software on company premises there is zero chance of me protecting my work as my own. The company would swoop down and wrest it from me with their bloody iron talons!
I am still gob smacked that you are still standing after a zillion tv appearances and the knitting exhibit. Thank you
Iff he got the trial removed to a federal court and were convicted, a future Republican president would be able to pardon him, no? Wouldn't that be a motivation?
I think you are right about trump trying to use any and every delay tactic available. I really wish that young forewoman from the special grand jury had not been so eager to get her “15 minutes “ of fame.
Once the indictments roll out, the lawyers will be running in for deals. Who would take the hit for TFG? The classic prisoner’s dilemma applies. I cannot see a situation where they all hold together. Someone will flip, then the next and the next, until Rudy or someone else high up is faced with the possibility of spending the rest of their lives in the state prison. Someone will give up TFG to save their skin.
Joyce, you are a treasure, as usual . Those chickens are lucky. 💕🌿
Excellent analysis. I had not been aware of this removal statute and appreciate learning about it. It’s like trying to catch a greased pig.
Thank you so much for the tutorial! A burning OT question: The 41k hours of J6 video. How is it that the tapes are Kevin's to give away? No one is reporting on this aspect. Shouldn't the national archives be in control of the tapes, or the Capitol Police? I may be comparing apples to oranges, but this sounds a lot like the document theft? Thanks for any info, ideas.
Thank you Joyce for your update. This information is unsettling so looks like delay delay delay. It is difficult to watch all this unfold as 2024 fast approaches. Your knowledge and fierce determination to save our democracy is why I’m here 🇺🇸
A huge reason Trump would chose this path, it would put him on a path to get a pardon from a future Republican president. And he would get it...
He was trying to figure out how to give himself a pardon when he was president.
In this current scenario with the state, he does NOT qualify for a pardon.
While it seems clear, the girl did not break any laws with her comments, all lawyers I saw were just left of BOOM 💥.
Trump will likely go for it. Why does this moron continue to refer to himself in the third person?
Lastly, Barrister Vance does not propose possible moves by Trump without due cause.
Trump is determined to burn this country down.