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Kendall Coffey on a Court’s Focus & Authority

“The court’s focus isn’t on whether prosecutors are uncomfortable with the fact that this defendant has hired giant names to negotiate at the highest levels of the government. And the court’s inherent authority is not ordinarily conceived to explore negotiations happening outside the courtroom or how much a defendant’s negotiators are being paid.” – Kendall Coffey on the issue of whether Rudy Giuliani and Michael Mukasey can continue representing Reza Zarrab, a mega­rich businessman with highly placed political connections in Turkey, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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Kendall Coffey addresses the trial of Chuckie Taylor

“…what’s so important about this law is, it applies to torture wherever it takes place in the world if one is perpetrated by a U.S. citizen, which happened to be the case with this defendant, but also, if somebody else steps foot in the United States who has committed torture crimes in a foreign country, that person can also be prosecuted.” Kendall Coffey on the trial of Chuckie Taylor.

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Kendall Coffey on the trial of Saddam Hussein

“Let’s face it. The Nazi war criminals were tried by the allies. They did it directly. The verdict of history has been very positive. Why? Because the shocking dimensions of their criminality for decades was vividly demonstrated and that’s what needs to happen here.” Kendall Coffey on the trial of Saddam Hussein.