SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 15 -- It
was the third and final day of the
#MaximumMaxwell hiatus and Kurt meant
to spend it in the Mag Court. That was the
purest part of the SDNY, Kurt sometimes
whispered to himself.
Court broken down to its elemental parts. A
defendant bought in without notice. A
defense lawyer signing him up, most often by
affirming poverty. Pre-Trial Services in its
corner; the prosecution at its desk. The
gallery most often empty, unless there are
many more cases coming up, or a multiple.
it was missionary in the Mag Court. One by
one, with no one else watching. First up was
a man charged with child porn. Under the two
to come, midway through he got an audience.
It was his wife, to whose third party
custody he would be bailed.
Why did the Judge and prosecution before
that she was take her husband's smart phone
away, and leave him only with a flip-phone?
And had they not heard of Samsung new smart
prosecutors agreed to give the porn guy
bail, but got detention of a African
American man named Curtis for shooting at
his ex-wife's apartment and leaving the
spent shells on the ground. Too stupid to
live, a participant said, so loud that Mr.
Genius heard it. But he was being remanded.
Even Kurt would print Curtis' name.
in the press room there was something old,
two of them really, then something new.
Dirty Doctor Robert Hadden, already
convicted at the state level of grabbing his
female patients without consent, even
bringing them over state lines, had his
Federal case move forward.
It was the opposite of Epstein, whose
shot hot lawyers including Gerald Lefcourt
who'd just represented Andrei Kukushin
alongside Lev Parnas, had convinced DOJ that
Epstein's crimes were not Federal, since he
paid the girls in cash and they all - most?
- came from Florida.
old was Robert de Nero, being sued by a
former employee he now wanted sanctions or
at least a fourteen hour deposition against.
The plaintiff's lawyer blurted the name of
his new girlfriend, Ms. Chen, but no one
seemed to notice until Kurt live tweeted it.
He found a photo of de Nero with Harvey
Weinstein. This was like shooting fish in a
the something new. A business-focused
colleague in the press room told him that
the jury in a chicken parts antitrust case
in Colorado had just been read an Allen
charge. It means they were deadlocked and
the judge put on the screws, some pressure
on the hold-outs. Would it come to this on
Judge Nathan, Kurt now learned or had
confirmed, was down in DC. There she was in
the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying how
much she loved America and would if called
on order death.
you are really for the death penalty?" the
senator asked. After a beat he added, "I'd
ask more but I see there's one more
questioner." That would be Kurt. But he was
not allowed to question, at least not here.
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