Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Flotsam and Jetsam - Trump Claims Supreme Court Must Decide

From Matt Margolis at PJM,  Dershowitz Suggests a Possible Legal Lifeline for Trump, "The retired law professor said that President Trump’s legal team should push to get its appeal heard immediately before the New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest court in New York state and the last step before a petition can be filed at the U.S. Supreme Court." NewsMax cites Trump: 'Supreme Court Must Decide' N.Y. Case.  Capt. Ed at Hat Hair responds  ". . . SCOTUS has plenty of reasons to insist on ripeness, as they did with Jack Smith. Chief among those reasons will be the hope that the NY Court of Appeals (their version of the state supreme court) will do the right thing and put an end to this clown show first, and let them off the political hook. Of course, the NYCA may be hoping that the appellate division will let them off the hook first, but at least there's (maybe?) more precedent for taking the appeal directly to the NYCA."  Dave Catron at Am Spec, Merchan Will Jail Trump Unless SCOTUS Intervenes "If he thinks it will stop Trump from winning the election, prison seems likely." Ilya Shapiro at Shapiro's Gavel, says The Trump Verdict Is a Travesty of Justice "Not just the conviction but the entire process should offend any lover of the rule of law." Matt Taibbi at Racket,  calls it A Sham Case, and Everyone Knows It. "Even Donald Trump's detractors know they shouldn't be celebrating this conviction, and some are admitting it."  Michael Shellenberger@shellenberger, " . . . the Democrats’ relentless effort to imprison Trump has undermined the rule of law, faith in the criminal justice system, and democratic norms more than anything Trump has ever done." At Breitbart, FNC’s Turley: I Don’t See How the Trump Conviction Stands Up on Appeal. Ed Driscoll at Insty,  CONVICTED BY THE ‘RATIONAL STATE:’ "Yet the authority of the rational bureaucracy remains insecure until the threat of Trump can be neutralized. He threatens to unite the country around an understanding of the older America—an understanding that denies the authority of the rational bureaucracy. What they have done to Trump, and his response, has now made the problem political in such a way that it cannot be resolved without a fight." At Hat Hair, Megyn Kelly Eviscerates Dan Abrams on Trump's Guilty Verdict, Leaves Him Speechless (video). KT at Hat Hair sees Stephanopoulos Lands with a Thud While Interviewing Trump's Lawyer.

Margot Cleveland at Da Fed sees Joe Biden’s Fingerprints  All Over The Criminal Prosecutions Of Donald Trump. John Kass thinks Biden’s Guilty Smile Reveals the Malevolent Creature Within.  From Althouse, "... a parade of MAGA voices.... The MAGA crowd.... the MAGA cult.... Some MAGA voices.... the MAGA movement’s coordinated assault on the rule of law.... MAGA threats and smears.... MAGA calumny...." "Excerpted from "Opinion/Democrats must defend Trump’s guilty verdict against MAGA jury denial/The danger of delegitimizing jury verdicts is real" by Jennifer Rubin (WaPo). And note the phrase "jury denial." It's like "election denial."" At Breitbart, a YouGov Poll: Trust in Judicial System Drops After Trump Conviction. And it should. at Am Great Josiah Lippincott  thinks Joe Biden’s America is a Gay Version of the Soviet Union "The legitimacy of the American ruling class is in perpetual decline." andTrump’s Conviction Signals New Political Era "What happened in New York was an inversion of the rule of law, using the forms of an ordinary criminal process in order to commit substantive injustice, persecuting an innocent man for partisan ends.  No one in power today has the wisdom to avert this crisis."  Jack Cashill at Am Spec First, They Came for the J6ers "When a judicial system hell bent on destroying MAGA came for the J6ers, Congress said nothing." Via NYPo, AP whines  Trump’s attacks on US justice system after guilty verdict encourage Putin, other autocrats: experts

Guy Benson at TownHall sees So Far, Little Movement in Post-Conviction Public Opinion — But... "But based solely on these findings, it appears as though President Biden has benefited ever so slightly from the conviction of his opponent, but these margins aren't anything to write home about." Pete Van Buren at Am Con, insists Trump’s Conviction Won’t Matter "The past eight years of legal and procedural war on Donald Trump have muted the effects of any new legal developments," and Bradley Devlin says it's Time to Bet Big on Trump, "The world, and the betting markets, react to Trump’s conviction." Althouse reports the Morning Consult has been checking the pulse of America in the days before and since the Trump verdict, and it has remained steady. Matt Margolis thinks You Won’t Believe How Much Money Trump Has Now Raised Since the Verdict and has a Flashback: Barack Obama Offered Jeremiah Wright Hush Money During 2008 Campaign. From Da Wire, Trump Reportedly Raises $200+ Million Since Verdict

Dan Chaitin at Da Wire reports Jim Jordan Proposes Defunding Prosecutors In Trump Cases. Nice idea, but it won't pass the Senate.  At Bearing Arm Tom Knighton explains How Trump's Conviction Illustrates Big Problem With Gun Laws and Cam Edwards says the Trump Conviction Raises the Stakes for Supreme Court's Decision in Rahimi. Althouse cites the NYT, "'He’s convicted, so now he’s in our community,' said Rahim Buford, 53, who also has a felony conviction on his record." "
"Mr. Buford believes that neither Democrats nor Republicans have done enough to address significant parts of America’s criminal justice system that are broken, including wrongful convictions, racial disparities and a rate of imprisonment that far outstrips that of other industrialized nations...." Will Democrats rue encouraging the felon vote?

Hat Hair's Dave Strom is shocked, shocked by an MSNBC Legal Analyst Organizing a Harassment Campaign Against Judge. Judge Cannon, whose rulings in the Florida documents case have not been sufficiently Democrat friendly.

Matt Margolis claims the Biden Admin Tampered With Evidence, Altered Biden’s Hur Interview Transcript Nick Arama sees WH Counsel Spox Ratioed Into Next Week After He Steps in It Big Time Regarding Biden's Hur Interview. Twitchy, NO ONE Is Above the Law: Judge Throws Wrench in Hunter Biden Gun Case Defense. Shooting News thinks Hunter Biden’s Trial May Hinge on What the Meaning of ‘Is’ Is “At issue here is Mr. Biden’s understanding of the question,” his lawyer Abbe Lowell recently wrote the court. “Someone like Mr. Biden, who had just completed an 11-day rehabilitation program and lived with a sober companion after that, could surely believe he was not a present tense user or addict.” Breitbart cites Joe Biden: ‘So Proud’ of Hunter Biden, ‘the Man He Is Today’. The Free Bacon reports on The Lobbying Firms Close to the White House Cashing In on the Biden Presidency." The Lobbying Firms Close to the White House Cashing In on the Biden Presidency "Three Biden-tied firms have more than doubled their lobbying revenue since 2021."

At Am Spec, Jed Babbin is not happy with Biden’s Latest Gaza Deal. "Even if some hostages are released, the plan leaves Hamas intact and its terrorist war against Israel in place." Hat Hair's KT says Obama Was Right: ‘Don’t Underestimate Joe’s Ability To Mess Things Up’ I think the exact quote was "fuck things up." From the Tax Prof, Over 30 Anonymous Federal Law Clerks Issue Statement Decrying Biden Administration's Complicity In Genocide In Gaza

WSJ, The Fed Might Soon Have to Worry About More Than Just Inflation, "As evidence mounts that the economy is slowing, pressure to lower rates could build." Nick Pope at Da Caller hears the Oil Cartel Delivers Bad News For Biden Ahead Of US Elections, production cut, higher prices. Breitbart thinks Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Screws Seniors with the Biggest Medicare Premium Increase Ever.

I&I asks a rhetorical question, Why Aren’t Election Audits Required In Every State?. Because they would reveal Democrats cheating.

Stacy McCain proposes an amusing idea, The Amchitka Strategic Bureaucracy Reserve, almost as good as my Dad's idea to move the national capital to Fargo, North Dakota. 
I propose that since we clearly have an excess of enemies of the state drawing paychecks from the Treasury, we should put them in places where no reasonable person would want to live and work, while making their lives as difficult as possible once they’re there. Such as, for example, the Aleutian island of Amchitka, most noted for being the site of a 1971 nuclear test that environmental wackos promised us would destroy Anchorage, Juneau, and Vancouver with an enormous man-made tsunami. (Spoiler: It didn’t.) A cursory review of the island will reveal that it has several features that make it ideal for our purposes: the weather is usually foul, it is distant from any other human habitations, there is no infrastructure on the island of any kind, and it is prone to earthquakes. in addition, Amchitka is still being monitored for the release of radioactive materials from the 1971 test, which ought to put the fear of SCIENCE!! into our victimsstockpiled bureaucrats. The rest of the Rat Islands would also be suitable for our purposes;

At TNP, Salem Media Pulls Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘2000 Mules.’ "Salem Media Group has decided to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary 2000 Mules from its platforms. The move follows an apology issued to a Georgia man falsely accused of illegal voting activity in the film."

Stephen Krusier at PJM, Let’s Take a Break From Despair and Be Irritated About Pride Month Today. Via Insty, Pride Marchers Face Off With Pro-Palestine Protesters After They Block Parade Route. "Pride parade marchers in Philadelphia Sunday were seen facing off with a group of pro-Palestine protesters after they blocked the parade route from moving forward, video shows. From the comments: “They’re both fighting for top billing in the victimology hierarchy.”" Stave Hayward at Power Line rejoices in the Civil War on the Left (79) Civil War on the Left (79)  "But now it is Pride Month again (you’ll just have to contain your excitement), and yesterday a pro-Hamas mob blocked Pride parades in both New York and Philadelphia, and also over in England, as it will be difficult to harmonize the pro-Hamas and the pro-Pride movements, because gravity from building rooftops."  Eric Utter at Am Think thinks it's ridiculous that Sesame Street and the National Weather Service celebrate Pride Month! Can we name all the Hurricanes after Trans activists?  Da Caller sees Pride Month Finally Comes For One Of The Last Bastions Of Manhood, gamers, and a 200-Year-Old Luxury Brand Beclowns Itself With Ridiculous DEI Ad, Waterford Crystal. Mary Chastain at LI, Medical Journal The Lancet Abandons Science, Tells Authors to Use ‘Sex Assigned at Birth’ “…the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ can be ambiguous…” Only because the left have made them that way. 

The Wombat has FMJRA 2.0: Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad up at The Other McCain.

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