Trump May Face Anonymous Jury In NYC Rape Trial

Bloomberg News reports:

Donald Trump and the New York author who claims he raped her in the 1990s may get an anonymous jury at their upcoming defamation trial — an unusual scenario for a civil case with high-profile litigants. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan on Saturday issued an order asking Trump and Carroll to respond by March 17 if they have any objections to using an anonymous jury.

Kaplan didn’t elaborate on his reasoning, though it’s a clear signal that he’s concerned about the privacy of jurors who will hand down a verdict in a politically charged case involving a 2024 presidential candidate Anonymous juries have been used to protect individual jurors from retaliation and harassment in past cases involving organized crimes and terrorism.

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