6 thoughts on “American Justice

  1. 4therecord says:

    “Lawyer Bruce Castor has now gotten two extremely high-profile Americans off this year in much-watched legal proceedings. First came President Donald Trump. Now comes Bill Cosby. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/06/30/trump-lawyer-bruce-castor-played-central-role-bill-cosby-going-free/
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a shocking ruling striking down Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction. It said charges against Cosby were illegally brought in light of an unwritten deal he had struck with Castor, who was then the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pa., and later served as Trump’s impeachment lawyer.
    The crux of the ruling is this: Castor had said he had a deal with Cosby saying Cosby wouldn’t be charged criminally for the sexual assault claimed by Andrea Constand. Castor said he did so to prevent Cosby from pleading the Fifth Amendment in ongoing civil litigation. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that charging Cosby for that crime, for which he was later convicted, violated his due-process rights.”
    The article goes on to describe how during Cosby’s trial there was a significant question about just how much Castor had actually promised Cosby he wouldn’t be charged – also the supposed deal/agreement was unwritten and Castor’s news release on not charging Cosby contained no such claim to a non-prosecution agreement.

  2. Rich says:

    “The extraordinary indictment of the Trump Organization Thursday prompted an extraordinarily awful response from its sole owner and its lawyer.
    Trump asserted that he can pick and choose which laws he obeys. His lawyer, Alan Futerfass, says that prosecutors should have settled the Trump Organization tax fraud allegations in secret negotiations, not with criminal charges filed in public.
    What’s brazen is how Trump and Futerfass reveal support for two systems of justice, separate and unequal, with people like themselves getting special light treatment.” https://www.dcreport.org/2021/07/02/trump-one-law-for-hungry-pizza-thiefs-another-for-me/
    “Trump appears to acknowledge tax schemes while questioning whether alleged violations are crimes” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-rally-sarasota/2021/07/03/6965b6b2-dc71-11eb-ae62-2d07d7df83bd_story.html

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