Attorney in Arbery case asks to have Jesse Jackson removed from court
Defense attorney Kevin Gough addresses the court at the Glynn County Courthouse on Nov. 8, 2021, in Brunswick, Georgia, during the trial in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. - Sean Rayford/Getty Images North America/TNS

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Days after an attorney representing one of the men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death called on Black pastors to be banned from the courtroom, the Rev. Jesse Jackson walked in and took a seat. Attorney Kevin Gough then asked Judge Timothy Walmsley to remove the prominent civil rights leader from the gallery and have him watch the proceedings on a livestream in the overflow room next door. Walmsley denied the request and called comments made by Gough last week “reprehensible.” “Mr. Gough, at this point I’m not exactly sure what you’re doing,” Walmsley said, noting that he wasn’t ...