Jan 12 -- The storm or scam around
the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was pulling in two
directions. Juror 50's gushing to the media,
only after his bosses at the Carlyle Group
gave him the green light, raised the specter
of a mistrial.
Nathan ruled that even the filings of Juror
50's lawyer, Todd Spodek who had written to
say he was, in fact, the chosen lawyer, would
be excluded from the case's docket. Why?
argument was made that this was all organic,
that Juror 50's Instagram account had been
seen and so he'd been contacted and decided,
with the Carlyle Group's blessing, to go
public. But why then had the Instagram
accounts, or at least screen shots of it, not
stopped asking, and published, here
thisbeartravels, indeed. Hadn't Team Maxwell
asked for all prospective jurors' names so
they could check their social media before
allowing them on Maxwell's jury? And
here? Game on.
a question he had, after Judge Nathan's order
that Juror 50 didn't have standing to weigh in
on whether there should even be a inquiry was,
why hadn't Juror 50's retained counsel simply
filed his motion into the docket?
clearly had SDNY filing privileges on PACER -
he had filed, just for example, his sentencing
submissions on Danforth, then the errata
thereto as they say. So why let his client's
submissions be redacted, much less by Maxwell?
And why wasn't the challenge to Team
Maxwell's and DOJ's redactions in the docket?
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