Trump Loses Appeal On Rape Trial Jury Anonymity

Law & Crime reports:

Some weeks after cloaking a jury in complete anonymity to preside over E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit accusing former President Donald Trump of rape, a federal judge refused to relax that ruling even enough to confidentially share their identities with the attorneys.

Senior U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan said he couldn’t issue such an order in “good conscience,” especially in light of Trump’s continuing attacks on the jurist presiding over the former president’s criminal case.

Attorneys for Trump and Carroll declined to comment. Trump’s attorney Joe Tacopina also represents the former president in his criminal case. Carroll is represented by Roberta Kaplan, who isn’t related to the judge. The case goes to trial on April 25.

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