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Jack Smith Scolds Judge

"Trump's defense counsel is more impressive than people give them credit for."

Things get heated in Trump’s classified documents case.
In a court filing this week in Donald Trump’s classified documents case, special counsel Jack Smith challenged Judge Aileen Cannon by vowing to appeal any decision that included the Presidential Record Act in jury instructions. David and Sarah discuss Smith’s public move and what it means for the case.
The Agenda:
—Sarah’s recaps her defamation law musical experience
Justice Sotomayor’s age raises questions about the right time for Justices to retire
—Is Trump’s defense counsel actually good?
—Jack Smith’s frustration with Judge Aileen Cannon
—Answering questions from high school students
—Yes, we’re still discussing work-life balance
Show Notes:
Presidential Records Act
New York Times Company v. Sullivan

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Sarah Isgur is a senior editor at The Dispatch and is based in northern Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2019, she had worked in every branch of the federal government and on three presidential campaigns. When Sarah is not hosting podcasts or writing newsletters, she’s probably sending uplifting stories about spiders to Jonah, who only pretends to love all animals.

David French is a columnist for the New York Times. He’s a former senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.