“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.
“This is not about dueling lawyers; this is about lawyers as problem solvers.” Kendall Coffey on the pending presidential election.
“…I wouldn’t call this case a major defeat for the prosecution. They fought and won an important legal point in establishing that you can use a search warrant in Florida to secure medical records…That’s an important precedent for prosecutors around the state.” Kendall Coffey on Rush Limbaugh drug charges.
“What I think the president has done is picked a jurist who can redefine this Court for decades to come.” Kendall Coffey on selection of Chief Justice Roberts.