Trial in Sines v. Kessler - IFA's Charlottesville lawsuit - began on October 25, 2021 with three days of jury selection and ended with a victory for the plaintiffs on November 23, 2021, following nearly three days of jury deliberation. These certified transcripts cover the period from opening to closing arguments.

A searchable database of trial exhibits can be found here.

Trial Transcripts

Day 4 - October 28, 2021 (Opening Arguments)

Day 5 - October 29, 2021 (Natalie Romero, Devin Willis)

Day 6 - November 1, 2021 (Devin Willis, Samantha Froelich*)

Day 7 - November 2, 2021 (Samantha Froelich*, Matthew Heimbach)

Day 8 - November 3, 2021 (Matthew Heimbach, Diane D’Costa, Deborah Lipstadt, Elliot Kline*, presentation of evidence against Robert “Azzmador” Ray)

Day 9 - November 4, 2021 (Elliot Kline*, Richard Spencer)

Day 10 - November 5, 2021 (Richard Spencer, Robert “Ike” Baker*, Michael Hill, Thomas Baker)

Day 11 - November 8, 2021 (Dillon Hopper*, Michael Tubbs, Marissa Blair, Thomas Rousseau*, Vasilios Pistolis*)

Day 12 - November 9, 2021 (Chelsea Alvarado, Matthew Parrott)

Day 13 - November 10, 2021 (Marcus Martin, Seth Wispelwey, Nathan Damigo, Michael Chesny*)

Day 14 - November 11, 2021 (Michael Chesny*, presentation of evidence against James Fields, Peter Simi, April Muñiz)

Day 15 - November 12, 2021 (Sharon L. Reavis, Elizabeth Sines, Nadia Webb, Jeff Schoep)

Day 16 - November 15, 2021 (Jeff Schoep, Jason Kessler, Christopher Cantwell)

Day 17 - November 16, 2021 (Christopher Cantwell, Benjamin Daley*, Brad Griffin*, Richard Spencer, presentation of evidence by James Fields’ attorney, Samantha Froelich*)

Day 18 - November 17, 2021 (Richard Hamblen, Captain William Newberry, Natalie Romero, Devin Willis, Jury Instructions)

Day 19 - November 18, 2021 (Closing Arguments)

* indicates a recorded deposition presented by video to the jury.

Deposition Video Transcripts

Robert Baker Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Michael Chesny Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Benjamin Daley Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Samantha Froelich Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Brad Griffin Desposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Dillon Hopper Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Elliot Kline Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Vasillios Pistolis Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

Thomas Rousseau Deposition Transcript as Presented at Trial

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