I am always deeply disturbed by attempts at court-packing, yet even here they happen on occasions, though far less blatantly then what is happening in the US now. As for his legal qualification when something is as tangled up in politics as this mess seems to be it’s hard to say. On the one hand an Ivy League university has apparently deemed this man fit to graduate as a jurist and I know members even on our own bar association who shouldn’t be deemed fit to practice law in an ideal world, imho.
On the other hand his lack of actual trial experience and the mere fact that he is willing to lend himself to a blatant court-packing scheme that while it may not be illegal almost certainly contravenes what we are (and I assume most American jurists too) are taught in our (legal) ethics courses are big black marks against him if you’re asking me, which you are and I certainly don’t respect such individuals as jurists.
Still this is an internal American matter and my knowledge of both the actors and the laws are limited and in the first case as good as non-existent.
Lowest common, denominator dear @PotionsMaster, lowest common denominator in Trump’s case he may be taking it a bit too literally.
In any case his incendiary elementary school speak certainly got his message across effectively enough during the elections to actually get him elected, so in his case it is clearly working for him to at least keep a floor of support at this point.
If you can then well I don’t know what to say as a simply sorry likely won’t ever be enough.
I know from my mandatory psych courses that most actual rapists or (serial) molesters are in it more for the power and control then for any sort of actual, meaningful sexual gratification but male on male abuse gives the whole gay community a bad reputation too.
Which is sometimes legally problematic in that women and also some children tend to ironically have far too easy legal pathways to accuse people they don’t or only vaguely know, while social restraints and cultural perceptions still hold those same groups back from reporting the real cases.
In addition false accusations are all-around bad business, they erode confidence in the legal system, ruin the lives of the falsely accused and clog up valuable court and police time that makes it more likely that real and important cases are slipping through the cracks in the system.
It can and does happen here, but only if the court of public opinion and the media seem to be behind it, otherwise the prosecution just leaves it be, which isn’t a very satisfactory state of affairs.
Trouble is many of the cases have already passed the statute of limitation when it comes to light, for the others it would require the prosecution to effectively admit to wrongful prosecution, which can cost the state quite a bit of money. Therefore they avoid it, unless there is public and media pressure to compel otherwise.