October 18, 2021


Beyond law

Trump Campaign Materials Discovered Taped to Door in Exceptional Court’s Proof Place

The photo of Trump and bumper sticker uncovered on the exit from the safe proof space. Picture by JW August

Inside of the new $550 million San Diego Superior Court constructing is a secured home wherever evidence from trials is saved. But that is not all that was there previous thirty day period when two reporters operating on an investigative report discovered Donald Trump campaign memorabilia on show.

Amongst other matters, there was a photograph of Donald Trump affixed to the exit door, as nicely as bumper stickers and other political items on the filing cupboard clearly in check out of any person traveling to this place of work. No photos of the current president were witnessed.  

There are a sequence of hurdles to obtain entry into this room, as the courts are obviously protecting of the evidence from cases. This is turf commonly reserved for lawyers from both sides of conditions, in addition to law enforcement, but journalists can ask for to overview products from a demo as extensive as all get-togethers concur.

Maybe this describes why the political bumper stickers and Trump photo  had been eliminated not extensive just after our pay a visit to final thirty day period. In accordance to Outstanding Court Government Officer Michael Roddy, “The exhibit area is a rather personal region that does not have considerable day-to-working day foot-website traffic even amongst court docket personnel.“ 

The court’s general public information officer, Emily Cox, did convey to us that “there should not be political supplies of any kind visible in the courthouse.”