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(19,881 posts)
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 04:58 PM Apr 15

Judge scolds defense team for returning late from break From pool reports Before jurors were brought back into the court

Before jurors were brought back into the courtroom following a short afternoon break, Judge Juan Merchan gently admonished the defense team for returning late, according to pool reports.

"Counsel, it's important that we keep the breaks to the allotted time, so we can keep moving," Merchan said.
Merchan said court will break for the day around 4:30 p.m. ET.


I think this Judge is done with the delay tactics.

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(2,069 posts)
1. Returning 10 minutes late from lunch isn't a particularly effective
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 05:42 PM
Apr 15

Delay tactic. It might push the whole trial back by 2 hours if they continue to do this for another month or two. Sarcasm in case anyone wondered.


(32,935 posts)
12. Actually I think that's exactly what they're doing, at his behest. They will continue to do it despite fines
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:59 PM
Apr 15

Until he is warned he will land it jail


(2,069 posts)
14. That's the least effective delay strategy ever
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 08:33 PM
Apr 15

It doesn’t even result in delay. The judge can just add five minutes to the end of the trial day.


(28,352 posts)
19. If Trump is late, extend the trial day by that amount. That will piss off the jury to stay late because of Trump.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:16 PM
Apr 15


(16,961 posts)
3. I like Merchan's style!
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:27 PM
Apr 15

It doesn't sound like he's going to put up with any 🐵 business, to which I say, YAY!


(48,389 posts)
5. Yes, he's setting the tone
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:34 PM
Apr 15

Something that is probably necessary when dealing with a defendant like Donald Trump. He's been pretty impressive.

Time for Donald to come down to earth and realize that in court, he is the defendant, not the former president.


(928 posts)
10. This is CRIMINAL COURT not something the wesal ever was part of, only civil court for the LIAR.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:57 PM
Apr 15

CRIMINAL COURT are not for braggers, liars, tiny-hand, phony face prople like TSF.


(48,389 posts)
18. And someone posted that
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 10:13 PM
Apr 15

Trump will have to sit still day after day after day, quietly no less, something he is not used to. It could be the ultimate torture for him.


(2,069 posts)
15. Any support for that?
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 08:34 PM
Apr 15

It’s a stupid strategy. Won’t delay anything and just irritate the judge. If they showed up 10 minutes late every day for 2 months it adds 6 hours to the trial, pisses off the judge, and pisses off the jury.


(11,697 posts)
6. Annoying (and disrespecting) the judge is usually a poor defense strategy
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:39 PM
Apr 15

Who are they trying to impress?


(5,864 posts)
11. It's a mind game by Mango Mussolini..
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:58 PM
Apr 15

to make sure the judge knows that the Trump team will be controlling the clock.

So far it's backfiring.

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