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Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:46 PM

Trump Lawyer Asks to Pause Impeachment Trial if It Runs Into Sabbath

NY Times: Trump Lawyer Asks to Pause Impeachment Trial if It Runs Into Sabbath

One of the lead defense lawyers for Mr. Trump has informed Senate leaders that he is an observant Jew who strictly adheres to the commandment against working on the Sabbath, and thus would be unable to participate in any proceeding that stretched past sundown on Friday or met on Saturday.

In a letter obtained by The New York Times, the lawyer, David Schoen, asked that the trial be suspended if it was not finished by the beginning of the Sabbath at 5:24 p.m. on Friday, and that it not reconvene until Sunday.


My only comment is that this is interesting. The Jewish Sabbath is based upon the Genesis creation tale that God created everything in 6 days and rested on the 7th day, which is Saturday, the last day of the week. (Check any calendar.)

Christians, aside from Seventh-day Adventists, regard Sunday as the Sabbath because it's allegedly the day of the Resurrection.

The interesting part of all this is that the Jewish lawyer wants the trial to pause during the Jewish Sabbath but reconvene on the Christian Sabbath.

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Reply Trump Lawyer Asks to Pause Impeachment Trial if It Runs Into Sabbath (Original post)
Towlie Feb 7 OP
elleng Feb 7 #1
onecaliberal Feb 7 #2
PJMcK Feb 7 #3
sprinkleeninow Feb 7 #8
SCantiGOP Feb 7 #4
4Q2u2 Feb 7 #5
magicarpet Feb 7 #6
Irish_Dem Feb 7 #7

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:48 PM

1. 'Dispensation' easy.

Wondering what Jamie Raskin thinks/has said about this.

Jewish sabbath begins @ sundown Friday.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:51 PM

2. Nope!

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:52 PM

3. Stupid is as Stupid does

So, Schoen wants to suspend the trial from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday yet he doesn't care about the Christians who revere Sunday as their holy day? I'm an atheist and I find this ridiculous!

Fuck you, Schoen. Shove your religion up your ass. This government is not based on your or any other religion.

Show up in court when you're supposed to or concede your case. Keep religion out of it.

Loser.

Contemptible hypocrite.

Idiot.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:47 PM

8. Word❣

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:57 PM

4. Sandy Koufax wouldn't pitch on Saturdays

He missed a start in a World Series game because it was on his Sabbath, but he never considered asking them to postpone the World Series because of his religious beliefs.
Tell the attorney that they will be happy to excuse him in time to get home for his sabbath, but the trial is a secular matter and will continue.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:59 PM

5. Render

Unto Caesar what is Caesar's. Render unto God what is God's.
I know wrong book for Mr. Schoen, but even Jesus knew religion and politics do not mix.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:03 PM

6. Jewish Sabbath,....

According to halakha (Jewish religious law), Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:23 PM

7. No one is forcing him to work. He can take off as much time he needs to meet

his religious commitments.

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