Judge in Stone case: 'The truth still exists; the truth still matters'

.@MaddowBlog: Judge in Stone case: 'The truth still exists; the truth still matters'

24.2.2020

.MaddowBlog: Judge in Stone case: 'The truth still exists; the truth still matters'

It's striking to hear eloquent voices defend the nature of truth - in part because it's reassuring, and in part because it's not.

Terms of Service The phrasing came to mind yesterday reading the transcript of U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson's remarks during Roger Stone's sentencing hearing. The federal jurist reflected on the fact that the Republican operative's legal defense was rooted in part on indifference to relevant evidence. It led the judge to explain: "Of all the circumstances in this case, that may be the most pernicious. The truth still exists. The truth still matters. Roger Stone's insistence that it doesn't -- his belligerence, his pride in his own lies -- are a threat to our most fundamental institutions, to the very foundation of our democracy." In a time of dramatic political divisions, there's a great deal for well-intentioned observers to discuss and debate. But to hear those in positions of authority take the time to defend the very nature of truth -- making the case that it need not be one of our points of contention -- is striking, in part because it's reassuring, and in part because it's not. On the former, it's heartening to hear wise words from patriots who are willing to declare -- without apology or reservation -- that truth both exists and matters. But on the latter, it's heartbreaking to know we've arrived at a point at which such declarations are even necessary. The fact that people need to be reminded by eloquent voices of the truth's importance is emblematic of the fact that the truth is facing the kinds of threats it shouldn't have to confront. I don't know whether Judge Amy Berman Jackson's sentence will be cast aside by a president who sees the truth as a bitter foe, but to borrow Adam Schiff's phrasing, I do know that a Stone pardon from Donald Trump will bring us one step closer to being lost. Related Read more: MSNBC

MaddowBlog Supposed to .... MaddowBlog The judge should be in jail for allowing jury tampering for the jury foreman. What a disgraceful incompetent judge MaddowBlog IndictBarr Save Our DOJ MaddowBlog FireChrisMathews MaddowBlog They want to lock Roger Stone up for over 3 years for supposedly 'covering up' a crime that didn't happen but... Ilhan Omar married her brother to facilitate immigration fraud and she gets to stay a member of Congress?

MaddowBlog TruthMatters RightMatters MaddowBlog MaddowBlog, Rachel knows better. Her education taught her to ask hard questions and seek reasoned answers. Just where that train left the rails is unknown to me. Still, i cling to the belief an individual trained to reason will in the end, return to reasons call.

MaddowBlog The judge happens to be a flaming liberal democrat with a chip on her shoulder and a hate for Trump. MaddowBlog realDonaldTrump Scaramucci MaddowBlog This man looks like a real life villain lmao MaddowBlog Maddow doesn’t know anything! Guy is clueless

Roger Stone moves to disqualify judge in last-ditch bid to avoid prisonRoger Stone moved Friday to disqualify the judge in his case, claiming her remarks at his sentencing rendered her unable to fairly rule on his bid for a new trial I hope he gets off. Totally biased from beginning. I’m not a lawyer but I was wondering if her words at sentencing might have an impact on this....new trial!!

Judge temporarily halts transfer of coronavirus patients to quarantine facility in California cityA city in California won a battle against the state Friday, at least temporarily, when a judge halted the transfer of people diagnosed with the coronavirus to its community for a quarantine site. ¿HWAT? More California stupidity. It is a quarantine site. Other than medical professionals, who are protected, who will they encounter? And, the containment areas are designed for such a situation. Costa Mesa, California, filed a legal action after learned federal officials planned to use its Fairview Development Center to house & quarantine several patients who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.The city said it was given little notice, without input, about the plan.

Judge temporarily halts transfer of coronavirus patients to quarantine facility in California cityA city in California won a battle against the state Friday, at least temporarily, when a judge halted the transfer of people diagnosed with the coronavirus to its community for a quarantine site. Costa Mesa, California, filed a legal action after it learned federal officials planned to use its Fairview

Judge halts plan to house coronavirus patients in Costa Mesa — for nowCosta Mesa is seeking to stop state from housing 30 to 50 coronavirus patients at Fairview Developmental Center Thank God Omg why?!? The way these people are being treating is uncivilized and abhorrent. martinworster if they change their mind next month I may end up staying with you for longer than planned, fam

Federal judge blocks effort to transfer coronavirus patients to California cityA federal court has blocked efforts to transfer dozens of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus from Travis Air Force Base in Northern California to an empty building in Southern California. 30-70 patients in a high traffic area? Um, no. Where's Tom Cotton when you need him?! Why? 👍

Judge asked to decide permanent fate of Georgia abortion lawAfter a federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive abortion law, lawyers for the state and for opponents of the measure are battling in court over whether the law should be permanently barred from taking effect Judge asked to decide permanent fate of Georgia abortion law Some schmuck lone federal judge is able to override the entire state legislature? Unreal. They should ignore the order and continue on as they were. The prolife crowd loves to fight over other women's bodies while they cheers on their trillion dollar a year brown people murder machine. 🤷‍♂️ hypocrites?



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