Defense Wants Trump Voters in Jury Pool for Kansas Bomb Plot Case

VOICE OF AMERICA | on Thu, Jan 4, 12:47 AM

WICHITA, KAN. —  Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. But the government countered that granting the request would as a matter of policy “wreak havoc,” saying the defense is seeking to pick a jury pool based on ideology while “opening a dangerous door” to similar r...

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