Lawyers have criticized the fact that Donald Trump will not appear in court, providing his testimony via video deposition in his recent lawsuit against Efrain Galicia, the Mexican-born activist who claimed Trump’s security forces assaulted him during a peaceful protest outside Trump Towers will be under his guidance as early as September 2015.
Jury selection for the New York City civil trial to be held at the Bronx Supreme Court reportedly began on Monday, October 31, with testimonies from legal veterans The guard that things are not looking good for the 76-year-old ex-President and he should be terrified of what the Bronx jury might do!
Law professor says Trump ‘is not loved in the Bronx’
“I’m a civil rights attorney. If I can bring a case to the Bronx, I’ll move heaven and earth,” said Randolph McLaughlin, Pace University law professor and co-chair of Newman Ferrara LLP’s civil rights practice group The guard. “Bronx juries, they deal with Robinhoodism. They take from the rich and give to the rest of us – their judgments are generally always right on the ceiling.”
“There are no borders in the Bronx. They love giving people money,” McLaughlin continued. “Donald Trump, as much as he is loved in certain corners of the country, he is not loved in the Bronx.”
Trump is expected to make video testimony instead of appearing in court
As we mentioned, Trump is not expected to appear in person and his testimony will be made via video testimony, which McLaughlin says will not work in the former President’s favor either!
“If the jury can take time off their busy day to judge, can’t you take time off your busy day?” McLaughlin asked. “I don’t think it will carry much weight. The jury will be angry inside. Who does he think he is? He will not appear in court?”
“I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the Bronx Civil Court is the greatest wealth redistribution vehicle since the Red Army,” added Ron Kuby, a veteran criminal defense attorney in New York City specializing in civil rights. “A Bronx jury will look at this case with a fair eye, and if they find the defendant liable, they will award huge sums.”
“While the damages aren’t large by the standards of large court cases — this isn’t Sandy Hook or Abner Louima, this isn’t a neurologist whose wrist is broken and who can’t operate — the potential punitive damages are very substantial, and Trump will pay for both of those.” as well as being personally liable for the individual defendants.”
However, Pollock Cohen LLP’s Steve Cohen said the jury would not necessarily be biased towards Trump, and he believed the jury would be “unbiased” before reaching its verdict. He said: “You never know how jurors are going to react, and you might assume that a Bronx jury would be less receptive to former President Trump than juries in other places, but I’ve actually been on four juries by verdicts, and jury-taking.” their work very, very seriously, and I truly believe the jury will go in with an open mind and listen to the evidence.”
“That said, there’s a guess — given what’s going on, no one is unaware of all the other issues surrounding former President Trump — and it’s going to be very difficult to separate those particular circumstances from the broader issues involved.” separating behavior with former President Donald Trump,” he added.
Trump’s other legal troubles
This lawsuit is the tip of the iceberg, as Trump is also under investigation for misappropriating classified documents at his Florida resort town of Mar-a-Lago, while Georgia prosecutors are still investigating whether he attempted to verify the findings to overturn the 2020 presidential election. And then, of course, Trump and his family are being sued by New York Attorney General Letitia James for fraud, while the former POTUS is also fighting a defamation lawsuit filed by writer E. Jean Carroll alleging him of rape accused.
This post has been updated since its original publication to include actual facts which can be found below:
Donald Trump settles lawsuit ahead of trial
Lawyers for Trump and the protesters have since come forward NBC News that the case was settled just before the trial began, with attorney Benjamin Dictor, representing Galicia and the four other immigration activists, saying: “The matter has been resolved on terms that they are very, very happy with.”
The settlement was reached on Wednesday, November 2, with Dictor calling it “an incredible day” for his clients and calling them “lifelong activists in the community defending the right to free speech on the public sidewalk.” raised and litigated for seven years” described years.” Ditor continued The post that the other side had “stared down the barrel of a Bronx jury to be presented with overwhelming evidence in support of the plaintiffs’ claims”.
The protesters also released a joint statement after the settlement, which said, “The parties all agree that the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and all people have the right to protest peacefully on public sidewalks.” The full details of the settlement were released not released yet, but we bet given her reputation, Trump would have given *anything* not to face the Bronx jury!
Official statement from Trump’s lawyer
Though Trump has yet to officially comment on the trial, Alina Habba, an attorney for the former POTUS, released a statement saying, “While we were keen to go to court to demonstrate the frivolity of this case, the parties ultimately agreed able to come to an amicable solution. We are very pleased with this outcome and look forward to finally settling this matter once and for all.” That’s one less lawsuit for Trump to worry about, but as we said above, his legal woes are far from over over!