Yuan Yang and Anna Gross, “Chinese AI scientists call for stronger regulation ahead of landmark summit,” Financial Times, November 1, 2023, https://www.ft.com/content/c7f8b6dc-e742-4094-9ee7-3178dd4b597f
Fig. 1. Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas, undated image credited to https://www.flickr.com/photos/glynlowe/ [bad link], via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Donald Trump is stupid and he has stupid lawyers—at this point, the only sort who will represent him. Lots of us just want to see Trump in an orange jumpsuit, doing hard time, though this particular trial is unlikely to result in that particular outcome. So we celebrate that.
But it’s worth noting that that’s not how our system of injustice is supposed to work.
The somewhat mystical idea is that truth emerges from a contest of theories about the evidence. For this to work, both sides must be competent, both sides must perform well. That’s not at all what’s happening here.
That [Donald] Trump is scheduled to testify after his two sons means the former president will get the brunt of their unanswered questions, said [Laurie] Levenson. The attorney general’s office has indicated it will rest its case after the Trump family, including Ivanka Trump, finish testifying.
“It’s going to box Trump in a bit,” Levenson said. “Will his children let him take the fall for it?”
Lee Moran, “George Conway Has Some Blunt Advice For Donald Trump In Fraud Trial,” Huffington Post, October 31, 2023, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/george-conway-donald-trump-empire-death-blow_n_6540c68de4b0ae2dc0b50ea5
Lauren Aratani, “‘Expect the unexpected’: Trump fraud trial becomes family affair,” Guardian, November 1, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/01/donald-trump-children-testify-fraud-trial-jr-eric-ivanka
- Lauren Aratani, “‘Expect the unexpected’: Trump fraud trial becomes family affair,” Guardian, November 1, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/01/donald-trump-children-testify-fraud-trial-jr-eric-ivanka↩