i’m just the note taker. she/her. the cop reading this is wasting tax dollars

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molly conger retweeted
it is dogtober twentieth
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this is going to sound uncharitable, but with the sines v kessler trial finally coming up later this month - if you are a professional journalist with a paid staff job, please do not ask me for help, background, documents, access to people you might interview, or anything else.
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i found the top of the waterfall!
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they also want the court to take judicial notice that jason kessler had a permit from the city for the unite the right rally. (i don’t know why they need judicial notice for this when they could just introduce the permit into evidence?)
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counsel for tubbs doesn’t think it’s relevant to motive for a conspiracy motivated by racial animus that his client once committed a bunch of felonies in pursuit of sparking a race war.
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it’s a very beautiful day, perfect weather for a light hike. it smells like freshly fallen leaves.
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unfortunately the archive at the federal court where tubbs was tried 30 years ago has been closed for the duration of the pandemic, preventing plaintiffs from obtaining certified copies of the transcript of his allocation, which is why they’re relying on contemporary NYT articles
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that’s contemporary in the sense of definition 1, as in written at the time of that court proceeding, not in the present. confusing!
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plaintiffs contend that the fact that the conviction is so old doesn’t make it LESS relevant, but in fact more so - he’s devoted his entire adult life to racial violence.
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“where in the court record are the… there’s nothing he pled guilty to or was convicted of that necessarily shows the animus. it’s all on the newspaper articles or the affidavits for search warrants?” judge moon asks (plaintiffs affirm)
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the dogs would’ve loved this place. too bad they had to stay home today!
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“my inclination is that this is too old and could be unfairly prejudicial - the prejudice could outweigh the probative value,” moon says of tubb’s attempt to start a race war with stolen machine guns in the 80s
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“i think it’s gonna be pretty hard for me to rule on this until you’ve cross examined him,” moon says. so maybe no ruling on this until it comes up mid trial with tubbs on the stand.
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re: the age of the case, plaintiffs say the 4th circuit has admitted older convictions. moon reiterates that he won’t rule on the matter until cross examination.
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cantwell is not arguing clearly, but it sounds like he also wants the judge to rule on excluding his OTHER prior conviction (not the one he’s in jail for now, but the assault he was convicted committing of on the eve of unite the right at the nazi torch march)
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ok that’s it for today. the final pre trial hearing in this matter will be on friday. the trial begins monday morning, although i do not expect jury selection to move quickly or be very exciting.
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lmao now i have to drive home from ohio
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i’ve spent four years reading motions in this case. what’s a 7 hour drive. no problem.
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