NXIVM: Keith Raniere poses no threat, his lawyer says, so witnesses should be named fully - 2019-04-29

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F347.png NXIVM: Keith Raniere poses no threat, his lawyer says, so witnesses should be named fully April 29, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere, through his attorney Marc Agnifilo, struck back at a motion in limine by prosecutors that sought to set some last-minute ground rules for Raniere's trial, which is scheduled to begin on May 7.

Raniere does not want witnesses to go by first names only or by nicknames, as the government had proposed to allay fears by witnesses of media hounding or retaliation by Raniere.

"First, allowing this highly unusual and dubious practice would violate Mr. Raniere's Sixth Amendment right to confrontation and would moreover unfairly signal to the jury that, in the Court's view, the witness is a victim of a sex crime who is in danger," Agnifilo's response reads.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = NXIVM: Keith Raniere poses no threat, his lawyer says, so witnesses should be named fully | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/04/29/nxivm-keith-raniere-poses-no-threat-his-lawyer-says-so-witnesses-should-be-named-fully/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = April 29, 2019 | accessdate = April 30, 2019 }}