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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, June 13, 2024

"Convictions of Biden’s Son and Trump Put the Justice System on Trial"

From The New York Times:

The verdict did not satisfy Republicans, who minimized the outcome and continued to insist that Democrats have turned the criminal justice system into their partisan tool. But under tremendous political pressure, 12 jurors in both cases appear to have taken their jobs seriously, weighing the evidence and delivering convictions. The system seemed to work more or less as it is supposed to.

To be sure, there is an argument to be made that both Mr. Trump’s hush-money case and Hunter Biden’s gun case were affected by politics. Both could be characterized as relatively marginal — despite the abundant evidence supporting the charges — cases that prosecutors might not have bothered to bring had the defendants been nobodies. But it was not in either side’s interest to make that point.

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