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Federal judge nixes DOJ plan to show 'Godfather' clip at Roger Stone trial

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2019
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Federal prosecutors cannot show jurors a clip from “The Godfather Part II” during Roger Stone’s criminal trial next month, a judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson sided with Mr. Stone’s attorneys, ruling the clip could unfairly prejudice jurors.

“The government will not be permitted to introduce the clip itself in its case in chief because the prejudicial effect of the videotape, which includes a number of extraneous matters, outweighs its probative value,” Judge Jackson wrote in an eight-page opinion.

However, she said prosecutors can use a...

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