Trump Trial in Georgia: Court Orders Jurors’ Identities to Be Kept Secret

The trial jurors’ identities in the former President Trump’s criminal case in Georgia will be kept private, the state judge overseeing the case ordered Monday, granting the request from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Given the significant publicity raised by the case, Willis raised concerns about jurors’ safety and the potential for doxing – publishing of private contact information – though Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee narrowed the language of the restrictions in response to First Amendment concerns.

In line with his order, jurors be identified only by their number in court proceedings and it also mandates that the existing ban on recording jurors in Georgia’s court system will not be violated by any person videotaping, photographing, or drawing any identifiable manner.

Concerns by the DA were raised after threats were addressed toward the grand jury which voted last month to indict Trump and 18 other accused in the case whereas Willis, as well as her family, were victims of threats and doxing.

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