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Judge Rejects Defense Request to Remove Jesse Jackson from Ahmaud Arbery Trial

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2021
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(Stephen B. Morton/Pool via Reuters)

The judge presiding over the Ahmaud Arbery trial rejected the defense team’s request to remove civil rights activist Jesse Jackson from the court room during Monday’s proceedings.

A lawyer representing one of the men indicted with murder and other crimes in Arbery’s death argued Jackson’s presence in eyeshot of the jury could bias their deliberations.

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