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Mon Apr 1, 2019, 08:59 PM

Judge Won't Be Sanctioned for 'Embarrassing' Treatment of Mueller Prosecutors During Manafort Trial

Source: Law & Crime

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III–who famously oversaw Paul Manafort‘s trial in the Eastern District of Virginia last summer–won’t be facing disciplinary action over the way he treated Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s prosecutors during that closely-watched endeavor.

A four-page court order filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit by Chief Judge Roger Gregory reveals that Ellis was the subject of four distinct judicial complaints–but stops short of admonishing Ellis over his often caustic remarks to government attorneys.

“Each of these four complaints was filed by a different complainant, each of who apparently read or heard media reports regarding a criminal matter tried before the district judge,” the filing notes. “That criminal matter ultimately resulted in the conviction of the defendant.”

Judge Gregory was entirely unconvinced by the evidence marshaled against Ellis:
"Reviewing the relevant transcripts in the case, and considering the district judge’s remarks in their overall context, the record does not support the conclusion that [Ellis] engaged in misconduct. One might say that the judge may have been injudicious in his tone or choice of words, but one cannot say that his comments were so discourteous, uncivil, or “bullying” as to “transcend … the expected rough-and-tumble of litigation.” The judge was sometimes strident with counsel, to be sure, and especially the prosecution. But judges have wide latitude to manage cases in the way that seems best to them."

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/judge-wont-be-sanctioned-for-embarrassing-treatment-of-mueller-prosecutors-during-manafort-trial/

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Reply Judge Won't Be Sanctioned for 'Embarrassing' Treatment of Mueller Prosecutors During Manafort Trial (Original post)
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:08 PM

1. My father was a federal judge (NLRB)

They pretty much get to run their courtroom how they seem fit, with some limitations (No Judge Judy foolishness)
The judge has wide latitude on a lot of matters.

Watch 'My Cousin Vinny'. I think it was written by an attorney. It's shown at John Jay College to law students to give them a good understanding of what courtroom procedure is like.

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 10:37 PM

3. Two yutes.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 2, 2019, 12:45 AM

4. One of the greatest moments in movie history

The greatest moment in an awesome movie
I also liked his cross examination of the guy making grits.
And when Joe Pesci said he would love to hear the explanation on how she could tell the make of a car by pictures of tire tracks and the judge said, "So would I."

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Apr 1, 2019, 09:53 PM

2. Sounds about White. nt

 

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