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This ruling may be the worst thing that ever happened to the defendants: Wade may be replaced with a much more competent lawyer.

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I’m not certain a competent lawyer would sign on to this particular gig…not exactly the legacy a competent lawyer is looking for.

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Not if Fani Willis is doing the choosing. Remember, more than a few competent RICO lawyers turned her down already. What competent lawyer is going to want to get within spitting distance of this shit show?

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I hope you are right. There are two factors that give me doubt though: (1) the indictment has already been signed and filed and any lawyer taking over at this point can rationalize that he/she is not responsible for it and is just seeing what already exists to conclusion; and, (2) Willis may be able to offer a very enticing hourly rate (much more than she was paying Wade) to new counsel under the unusual circumstances of this case.

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Mar 16Liked by Peter Nayland Kust

“Willis testified that her use of cash explains why there is no paper trail documenting reciprocal payments she made during her trips with Wade.” This beyond stinks. So corrupt.

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It does. The challenge for the judge was that her poor decision making regarding finances with her bedmate don't have a real bearing on the case

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Reverse the party affiliations of the judge and DA and tell me the outcome would be the same. Only Republicans split hairs, Dems go for the throat and the GOP acts surprised and offended. Lucy and the football, every, single, time.

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Also, the “splitting the baby” analogy is apt, since one side got entirely what they wanted, a continuation of the case, sans a useless “hired gun” prosecutor. Oh, and firm “now don’t you do that again, you bad girl you”.

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Great assessment, Peter, and probably one of the most scholarly and gentlemanly treatments you’ll hear in the media regarding this. I would bet that to the average American, this ruling is annoyingly about crooked lawyers and politics. Many will be fuming that at a minimum she should have been disbarred. No, I don’t think Willis can repair the damage. People everywhere are probably wondering what dirt she has on certain powerful players that she is getting away with such unprofessional conduct. People are probably rolling their eyes at how yet again an ‘oppressed’ black female is untouchable. And the people on Trump’s team will be most certainly looking for a way to trip her up. Given her conduct, I bet they will easily find one!

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Mar 15Liked by Peter Nayland Kust

Purely a political decision

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