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We the People: Trump use of Scottsboro Boys case inapt and reckless

Former President Donald Trump’s invocation of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in the Scottsboro Boys cases (1931) as justification for delaying his trial on charges related to the subversion of the 2020 federal election, was sharply rejected by the federal court as inapt and by a retired state judge as “stunningly stupid.”

Trump’s lawyer had urged U.S. Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan to set...