Judge in Arbery death case denies motion limiting protests outside courthouse

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — As jury selection continues in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death, lawyers for the three defendants expressed concern over whether demonstrations near the courthouse could intimidate potential jurors. The trial judge says prohibiting such demonstrations would violate the First Amendment. On Tuesday, Judge Timothy Walmsley denied a defense motion filed to bar groups from gathering near the courthouse. Kevin Gough, the attorney defending William “Roddie” Bryan, filed the motion saying such gatherings would make it difficult to ensure his client gets a fair trial. “If there’s any evid…

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