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Justice Juan Merchan began by disposing of Donald Trump’s latest motion to recuse him from the case, saying the former president’s claims of bias or impartiality relied on “innuendo and unsupported speculation.”

“To say these claims are attenuated is an understatement,” Merchan said.

Trump had argued that Merchan’s comments to the press about the justice system generally, his opinion that politicians using Twitter is “unprofessional,” a Tweet critical of Trump that was falsely attributed to his daughter, and his daughter’s work for a consulting firm that has Democratic clients rendered the judge incapable of being fair.

This was Trump’s second failed bid to recuse Merchan.

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          On Memmy, your comment is several pages long. I spent a good thirty seconds just spam scrolling down and never even got past the first image.

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            Looks fine on the four other UIs I checked (Tesseract, Photon, Alexandrite, LemmyUI). Submit a bug to Memmy devs 🤷‍♂️

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              Looks fine on Voyager too.

              I’ve had problems similar to this with mobile/ipad though. I can’t tell if it’s random or a specific combo between devices and apps.

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    I don’t envy the lawyers having to handle jury selection for this. With something this public, and this polarizing, I don’t understand how they could ever find 12 jurors who are truly impartial. Almost everyone in the country feels very strongly about this case one way or the other.

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      So the way I have heard it explained by lawyers is that people can still have feelings one way or the other, but if they can put them aside and listen to facts and come to a decision based on those facts, NOT feelings, then they would be “qualified”.

      And with millions of people in Manhattan to draw upon, it should be possible.

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    The tweet is priceless.

    Trump’s Doomsday funding drive

    The trial takes place against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s campaign to get back into the White House. Reuters reporter Nathan Layne, who is covering the Trump campaign and the 2024 presidential race, over the weekend highlighted on the social media platform X how Trump is using his legal cases to raise money.

    Doomsday fundraising message from ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ two days before his trial related to an alleged hush money payoff to ⁦@StormyDaniels⁩ begins with jury selection in New York. pic.twitter.com/zs7hecBB22

    — Nathan Layne (@NathanPLayne) April 13, 2024

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      I keep seeing this sentiment that someone is making Trump run instead of his own narcissism making it impossible for him not to.

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    Please let Trump get taken down by a Columbian Immigrant. That would make my year.

    Some, I assume, are good people.