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Jussie Smollett case: Appeals court affirms conviction

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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An Illinois appeals court on Friday ruled that the sentence and conviction against Jussie Smollett should stand, turning another page in the years-old, infamous case. Smollett appeared in court in person in September as a panel of appellate judges fired questions at lawyers about about the 2019 hearing during which Cook County prosecutors dropped all charges against him, spurring at the time a firestorm of controversy as well as the eventual appointment of a special prosecutor. The substance of that hearing, and whether it constituted an agreement with Smollett, was...

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