A retired decide has inspired U.S. District Decide Tanya Chutkan — who’s presiding over Donald Trump’s election interference case — to have what she referred to as “The Talk” with prosecution and protection groups forward of the trial, which she has set to start on March 4.
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” former California Superior Court docket Decide LaDoris Hazzard Cordell recommended the pre-trial movement section was the proper alternative for Chutkan to “size up” each events and ship a warning that she wouldn’t tolerate any nonsense.
Cornell would give “‘The Talk,’ it’s the judicial talk” when she knew “there were some issues” with a high-profile case, she stated.
“The Talk’ is very simple,” she defined. “You look the litigants and the lawyers, all of them, dead in the eye and you say to them, ‘I’m going to give you fairest trial you’ve ever had and you are going to give me your respect and you’re going to follow my orders, are we clear?’”
Typically, Cornell stated, they’d all agree together with her and “move on.”
It might be time to have “The Talk” if and when Trump’s authorized staff once more tries to delay the beginning of the trial,” she added.
They initially wished it to start in 2026.
The tactic “certainly worked for me,” stated Cornell. “Especially when you’re a female judge, because sometimes we don’t get the respect we should be getting as opposed to a male judge, and also being a judge of color.”
“This combination is such that we have to make sure we are in control of the proceedings,” she added. “So, I encourage the judge if she has to do so, and maybe she’s already done it, to have ‘The Talk’ early on.”