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Harvey Weinstein trial: Jury selection gets underway in New York as he faces new charges in Los Angeles – CBS news, cbs news





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Court adjourns for the day


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more than prospective jurors dismissed


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Judge scolds Weinstein for using a cellphone



Judge James Burke raised his voice and admonished the defendant and his legal team Tuesday, including defense attorney Arthur Aidala, over Weinstein’s use of a cellphone. He said he never wants to see a cellphone in Weinstein’s hand.When Weinstein began to speak, Burke told him to be silent. He asked Weinstien if this is how he wants to “end up in jail,” “by texting and violating a court order.”

Burke said he was not looking for apologies, but for compliance .The order of the day Tuesday is to begin the process of choosing 16 jurors and six alternates. About 890 prospective jurors could be questioned in total. The jury selection process is expected to take about two weeks. (****************************

– Reporting by Cassandra Gauthier






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