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Friday, August 18, 2023

Word of the day - Indicia

I learned a new word today, having never heard or read the word indicia used before. From the Latin, plural of indicium.

Ex Solicitor General Neal Kaytal was discussing ex President Trump's wish to delay his trial until 2026.

Neal Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Thursday that the proposed move suggests the former president’s “consciousness of guilt.” 

“If you’re innocent, if you’re you or me and we’re accused of launching a coup and subverting democracy and launching Jan. 6, you’d want this trial right away, you’d want to clear your name,” Katyal continued. 

“But, no, this guy, this guy’s scared of going to trial.”Asked whether such a delay was “laughable,” Katyal responded: “Laughable gives it so much credit, Joy. I don’t actually have adjectives in my vocabulary, at least not ones I can say on television.”

“He talks all the bluster he wants outside the courtroom but he is terrified of actually being in the courtroom, and when he is in one, he clams up,” Katyal said. “So to me, this is just further indicia of his own consciousness of guilt. ... I think that it tells us a lot about his own state of mind.”

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