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Judge Threatens to Kick Trump Out of E. Jean Carroll Defamation Trial if He Disrupts Court

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2024
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The federal judge presiding over Donald Trump’s defamation trial on Wednesday warned the former president that he has the right to throw him out of the courtroom if he continues making audible statements during the proceedings.

"Mr. Trump has the right to be present here. That right can be forfeited and it can be forfeited if he is disruptive," U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan told the former president before the trial broke for lunch Wednesday.

"Mr. Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial. I understand you are probably...

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