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Judge Sullivan ripped the judicial mask off, and what's behind it is ugly

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Judge Sullivan ripped the judicial mask off, and what's behind it is ugly

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/

By Andrea Widburg

June 2, 2020

 

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General Michael Flynn filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate requesting that the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit order Judge Emmett Sullivan to dismiss Flynn’s case, in the face of Sullivan's refusal to do so. On Monday, as the appellate court requested, both Judge Sullivan and the Department of Justice filed briefs defending their positions. Sullivan’s was a disaster.

The fact that Judge Sullivan even had to file a brief is unusual. In the ordinary situation, while a writ of mandate requests an order that a judge do or undo something, the “real party in interest” is the party who sides with the judge’s original position. That party writes the brief.

In this case, however, both parties are on the same side, and the judge stands opposite them. The appellate court, therefore, ordered the judge to file a brief defending his position, and it expressly added that he must do so in light of United States v. Fokker Servs. B.V. (D.C. Cir. 2016) 818 F.3d 733, the preeminent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals case regarding motions to dismiss.

Sullivan apparently felt he was not up to the task of explaining his own legal analysis, so he hired one of Washington’s fixers – Beth Wilkinson. He should have saved his money. Wilkinson’s brief (which you can read here) is a joke. Additionally, Wilkinson has abandoned any pretense that Sullivan is impartial. This is an attack brief against Flynn.

The brief’s main failing is that it pretends that, because the Fokker decision gives the trial court some discretion (as even the Department of Justice conceded), that means that under the “unique facts of this case,” Sullivan has full discretion to review the request for dismissal.



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Ticked@TinselTown
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Sullivan apparently felt he was not up to the task of explaining his own legal analysis, so he hired one of Washington’s fixers – Beth Wilkinson.

That, in itself, should say something very important about Sullivan.

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1 hour ago, Ticked@TinselTown said:

That, in itself, should say something very important about Sullivan.

He’ll learn an important lesson about stepping into the spot light before long.

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Taggart Transcontinental

This is judicial fiat run amok. Time to impeach this clown and send him packing.

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