The scandalous behavior of New York State’s legal bureaucracy in the matter of President Trump’s real estate victimless non-crime has attracted widespread derision: You Don’t Have to Love Trump to Laugh at Letitia James’s ‘Fraud’ Case, by John Tamny, Forbes.com, November 9, 2023. Recently, AP posted a definitive analysis: Dissolving Trump’s business empire would stand apart in history of NY fraud law, by Bernard Condon, January 29, 2024.
“Stand apart” is apparently AP-speak for “utterly unprecedented.” Condon’s article piece is a crushing demonstration of this atrocity and its alarming implications:
Trump’s case stands apart in a significant way: It’s the only big business found that was threatened with a shutdown without a showing of obvious victims and major losses.
…some legal experts worry that if the judge goes out of his way to punish the former president with that worst-case scenario, it could make it easier for courts to wipe out companies in the future.
University of Michigan law professor William Thomas says “Those who want to see Donald Trump suffer by any means necessary…risk ignoring the very commitment to a rule of law that they accuse him of flouting.”
Generally speaking, lawyers not afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome seem speechless with shock over this fantastic abuse of the legal system[The Curious Fraud Case Against Trump Just Got ‘Curiouser’, by Jonathan Turley,