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Doodley

(9,520 posts)
Thu May 23, 2024, 12:23 AM May 23

Do you think the pause in the hush money trial until next week is too long?

When I heard that the trial won't resume until Monday, my heart dropped. It's too long. Some jury member may forget important information. If they are Maga, of course they will talk about it. and have plenty of time to be badgered by friends and family to stand by Trump for the "good" of the country. Do you agree, or am I worrying too much?

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Do you think the pause in the hush money trial until next week is too long? (Original Post) Doodley May 23 OP
It's tough to say ITAL May 23 #1
Tuesday lame54 May 23 #2
Monday is a holiday, so action resumes on Tuesday. lastlib May 23 #3
Think it's reasonable to give time for closing arguments. Personally, fine with firing squad directed verdict. Silent Type May 23 #4
Worrying too much dpibel May 23 #5
I think the entire fucking trial is too long Skittles May 23 #6
Good thing you're not an attorney NanaCat May 23 #8
You serioiusly think a few days is 'too long?' NanaCat May 23 #7

ITAL

(824 posts)
1. It's tough to say
Thu May 23, 2024, 12:33 AM
May 23

If you had closing arguments tomorrow, then there'd be a long gap until they could deliberate on Tuesday given one of the jurors was leaving town on Friday. I'd rather the closing be fresh in their minds.

lastlib

(23,795 posts)
3. Monday is a holiday, so action resumes on Tuesday.
Thu May 23, 2024, 12:41 AM
May 23

Closing summations, jury instructions, deliberation, guilty verdict. (yes, I'm optimistic....)
The lengthy break gives us more time to chill the champagne.
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Silent Type

(4,724 posts)
4. Think it's reasonable to give time for closing arguments. Personally, fine with firing squad directed verdict.
Thu May 23, 2024, 12:44 AM
May 23

dpibel

(3,021 posts)
5. Worrying too much
Thu May 23, 2024, 01:09 AM
May 23

The jury was impaneled a bit more than a month ago.

You're positing that the jurors could remember everything for a month, but will forget it in a week?

As for the MAGA sleeper on the panel, that person (if he/she exists) was gonna hang the jury from the get-go, and an extra week of encouragement from friends and family makes no difference.

 

NanaCat

(2,332 posts)
8. Good thing you're not an attorney
Thu May 23, 2024, 01:50 AM
May 23

You'd have a 100% losing track record if you think cases like this took too long.

 

NanaCat

(2,332 posts)
7. You serioiusly think a few days is 'too long?'
Thu May 23, 2024, 01:48 AM
May 23

Why? It's not a few weeks or months, but mere days. In the grand design that's not long at all, and it's not uncommon at all for a court to give attorneys a few days to prepare closing arguments. For all we know, Merchan has other cases in dire need of his attention--not unusual for a judge. Do you want to deny the people in those cases justice because you want what you want now, never mind anyone else?

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