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    I thought inferring guilt from someone invoking the Fifth was something the court was absolutely NOT allowed to do.

    Of course a caped crusader in a corrupt legal system wields great power toward destroying a target, guilty or not. James has vowed to destroy Trump. And Trump is not unique in this plight. The Dreyfus affair comes to mind over a century ago.

    Still, I'm disappointed with the glee this approach excites.
    • "We must make sure we don’t give platforms to those lying to our faces." — Brian Stelter, leading by example.
    • “I have absolutely no intention of the Democrats not winning the House in November." — Nancy Pelosi, explaining power.
    • "Don't underestimate Joe's ability to fuck things up."— Barack Obama's 1st Rule of Joe Biden.
    • "Put aside all of these issues of concern about liberties and personal liberties and realize we have a common enemy and that common enemy is the virus." — Dr. Anthony Fauci, misquoting Pogo.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." — Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn't originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing." — Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." — CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    And she's at it again. I think that, if I were Trump, I would just ask the court to declare her a vexatious litigant and then make sure someone gets a picture of her face when it happens.
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Newman View Post


      I thought inferring guilt from someone invoking the Fifth was something the court was absolutely NOT allowed to do.

      Of course a caped crusader in a corrupt legal system wields great power toward destroying a target, guilty or not. James has vowed to destroy Trump. And Trump is not unique in this plight. The Dreyfus affair comes to mind over a century ago.

      Still, I'm disappointed with the glee this approach excites.
      In a criminal prosecution, no inference of guilt from exercising the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.
      ...nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself,....
      "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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