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Oct 3, 2023Liked by David Kurtz

Thanks for the link to Glamour magazine on Kariko. No way would I have ever sought that out - just one more of the many reasons MM is so valuable to me!

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Oct 3, 2023Liked by David Kurtz

KATALIN KARIKO!!! Just forwarded that Glamour article to my public high school science teacher daughter in Providence, RI. She’s excited to read it and share with students. Leave it to Glamour, go figure ❤️Thank you TPM!!!

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The remarkable aspect of tRump's now expected rants against his trial judge was that both of his attorneys were at his side, and were sort of nodding along at his insulting remarks. These people are "officers of the court", for god's sake, and seemingly endorsing tRump's dedecorous behavior...oy vey!

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This country is not “polarized” as much as it's been “pulled apart” by right-wing factions. The fans at a Yankees vs Red Sox game are divided. Both teams have legitimacy.

Post 9/11, when Americans of all shapes, sizes, stripes and colors flew the flag in solidarity, right-wing coalitions joined forces to tell impressionable Americans “stories” intended to pull them away from the mainstream.

So many joined them, nearly half the country in fact, that it would seem America has become “polarized.”

But poll those who support right-wing “policies” to learn that many of their opinions are largely based on mis- and disinformation.

America is not a polarized country. America has had a large portion of herself pulled away by those with bad faith intentions. America has been “contaminated.”

To declare her polarized lends legitimacy to both sides. One side largely based on untruths could hardly be considered a legitimate equal.

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Agree the Glamour article was surprisingly well written. Thanks for the post

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Regarding the failure by which TFG ended up with a bench trial: TBH, I’m going by experience with these things and am not presently interested in spending the time to do the research to confirm.

So in all likelihood: the AG filed something called a Note of Issue. That advises the court that the case is ready for trial. The form includes an indication whether a jury trial is requested. I presume that the AG did not indicate a jury trial was wanted because there’s no good reason to take a chance with a jury on a case like this. That’s a general rule, but with Engoron more so, of course a bench trial is what the AG should want.

So on service of the Note of Issue, what the defense was required to do was to make an appropriate motion by which to request a jury. The time within which to do this is ~21 days if I recollect.

Clearly, the defense here bombed on the deadline and made no effort at requesting reconsideration by the judge. As I said, I’m surmising from experience. OTOH, if I’m wrong and any effort was made by the defense, it would have been reported.

That’s the shot, here’s the chaser: apparently defendant Trump first found out about all this the last few days. I guess the pool of possible shysters willing to represent TFG is extremely limited. OTOH, one gets what one intends to welch on, so there you go.

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