Former lawyer for Dem Party says Stone case judge’s expressed bias may be basis for appeal

Former lawyer for Dem Party says Stone case judge’s expressed bias may be basis for appeal
Amy Berman Jackson

[Ed. – I wondered that very thing when I read some of the comments Jackson made during sentencing.  She was bringing in a lot of extraneous points that weren’t about the substantive case against Roger Stone, and strongly suggested her actions were influenced by those irrelevant opinions.  David Schoen mentions other concerns as well.]

Former Democratic Party lawyer David Schoen suggested that the U.S. District Judge who sentenced former Trump associate Roger Stone to 40 months in prison may have jeopardized the trial by injecting her own personal bias into the proceedings. …

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Schoen, a civil rights and criminal defense attorney, said that after listening to Jackson’s remarks at the sentencing, he believes that she may have provided the defense with even more justification to have Stone’s conviction thrown out on appeal. …

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“She made this very much yesterday about President Trump,” Schoen continued. “She said that Roger Stone volunteered to testify before Congress because he was afraid the president wouldn’t want him taking the fifth. And that he testified to cover up for the president. It was a very political talk. I was very disappointed.”

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