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Inside the Manhattan Courtroom at the Center of American Politics

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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It was about 2:30 on Monday afternoon when the first 96 potential jurors filed into a drab courtroom in Lower Manhattan to encounter the world’s most famous defendant: Donald J. Trump.

Some craned their necks to catch a glimpse, an indication of the undeniable power of Mr. Trump’s celebrity.

But not long after, more than 50 of those same prospective jurors — drawn from one of the nation’s most liberal counties — were dismissed because they said they could not be impartial about the 45th president.

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