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Lawyers In Smollett Trial Choose Jury, Hold Opening Arguments

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Attorneys litigating the disorderly conduct trial of former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett chose a jury and began opening arguments on Monday afternoon, in what is …
Attorneys litigating the disorderly conduct trial of former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett chose a jury and began opening arguments on Monday afternoon, in what is expected to be a week-long trial. Prosecutors and the defense chose twelve main jurors and three alternates, finishing the selection process just after 4 p.m. local time. Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Linn has barred cameras from the courtroom for the duration of the trial, and allowed only two pool reporters in the courtroom during jury selection, citing COVID-19 restrictions.

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