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Jackson Jr. Lawyers Due in Court Friday

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    Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi Jackson have been waiting to be sentenced for their federal crimes -- Jesse for raiding his campaign fund to buy trinkets and memorabilia and Sandi for obfuscating her tax returns -- on June 28. 

    Lawyers for the couple will be in federal court in Washington D.C. Friday for a status hearing on the case. The Jackson's will not need to attend. 

    But the lawyers will be arguing in front of a new judge. 

    Last week, court papers were filed to change judges on the case. No reason was given. But the man who heard the Jacksons' guilty pleas, Robert Wilkins, will not be the man to sentence them. That honor now goes to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.