Skip to comments.The DC Circuit just issued an order for the counsel in Flynn to be prepared to answer questions about mandatory recusal or removal conditions for judges... https://t.co/7kmFnkU34T
Posted on 08/05/2020 1:39:29 PM PDT by 31R1O
DC Circuit Court throws a curve ball!
That is an odd request. Any speculation as to ... why?
That is an odd twist of the screw.
Looking to remove Sullivan?
The initial response to the en banc hearing request discussed alternate means of resolving this so IDK.
To me it means that the court wants to hear Powell’s opinion as to when the Judge’s conduct has reached the point where he should be bounced off the case. I do not think they would be asking that unless some of them had an idea that the Judge was at that line, or had crossed it.
Which was not the play the Judge thought he’d bought a ticket for.
I don’t read it favorably. Yes they could switch judges but the standard for doing that is very high. More likely they want to say, if you can’t convince us to remove the judge from your case, why should we intervene? My guess is the panel got together and decided they (the Democrat judges) ain’t reversing this unless Flynn can prove bias by the judge. And although the judge is a horse ass I doubt we meet that standard.
Alternatively, one of the Court of Appeals judges may believe either he or one of the other judges may be subject to mandatory recusal.
Judge is removed...soon
Not if Fauxci threw it...
And not an Anthony Fauci curve ball I presume
I think some of the deep staters like Sullivan are so eaten up with hate for President Trump that they are desperate and do foolish things.
Sullivan needs to be compelled to lock himself up for, at the very least, contempt.
A FReeper was speculating that Judge Sullivan had privately surveyed the appeals judges to see if he had enough support for an en-banc review.
Perhaps Sydney Powell has found proof of this and they are now all in CYA mode?
Not a lawyer, but once stayed at a Holiday Inn Express!
My non-legal, political take on this request: they simply want to add further delay...
My understanding is that Flynn is under a gag order?
So, if they can push this trial out to November 4th, Flynn will not have a chance to impact the election with any dirt about what transpired with the Mueller Team...
Fun movie, at least during the baseball scenes.
I admit, I am completely and totally baffled by this.
The case was brought against Gen. Flynn by the DOJ.
The DOJ has said they aren’t going to pursue a prosecution and dropped it.
Why is this still going on, other than an a-hole leftist judge trying to keep it in the spotlight?
Amen. He has committed a flagrant abuse of his office to carry out a grudge against a criminal defendant before him, and it is even more outrageous that he is continuing to fight on appeal. He is compounding his abuse of his office by failing to recuse himself when it is obvious to any observer that “his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”
At the very least, it should be considered an impeachable offense for a judge to blatantly ignore a statutory duty to recuse himself where the grounds are clear. If the Republicans take back the House, they should impeach him for it.
That’s what this is all about. Keeping the gag order in place until after the election.
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