Lawyer at Ahmaud Arbery trial tries to boot Jesse Jackson from court

Lawyer at Ahmaud Arbery trial tries to boot Jesse Jackson from court


A defense lawyer at the murder trial in the death of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery wanted civil rights leader Jesse Jackson booted from a Georgia courtroom on Monday — only to be quickly denied by the judge.

Kevin Gough, who represents one of three white men accused of running down and killing the 25-year-old victim, argued that the prominent pastor’s presence could sway jurors in the racially charged trial.

“How many pastors does the Arbery family have?” said Gough, who represents defendant William “Roddie” Bryan in the case. “The seats in the public gallery of a courtroom are not like courtside seats at a Lakers game.”

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The complaint follows a similar gripe by defense lawyers last week when the Rev. Al Sharpton took

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