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Judge Rejects Jackson's Secrecy Request

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    Jesse Jackson Jr.'s attorney, Reid Weingarten, told reporters Jackson has "serious health issues" that have been discussed with the courts. "Those health issues are directly related to his present predicament," he said. "That's not an excuse, it's just a fact." (Published Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013)

    A federal judge is shooting down a request by convicted ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who wanted to seal a portion of sentencing documents that his lawyers say will contain sensitive medical information.

    In an order Tuesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the documents can't be sealed until she's able to see what's in them.

    Health Issues Related To JJJ's 'Present Predicament'

    [CHI] Health Issues Related To Jackson's 'Present Predicament': Attorney
    Jesse Jackson Jr.'s attorney, Reid Weingarten, told reporters Jackson has "serious health issues" that have been discussed with the courts. "Those health issues are directly related to his present predicament," he said. "That's not an excuse, it's just a fact." (Published Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013)

    But she told Jackson's attorneys that the material initially wouldn't be made public while she reviews the records — if they're submitted with a second request to seal the material.

    Jackson's lawyers are set to file what they say are "sensitive details" about the Democrat's health problems, as well as medical information about a family member.

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    After easily winning the special election in Illinois' second congressional district, Robin Kelly was sworn into Congress Thursday as the official replacement for Jesse Jackson Jr. (Published Thursday, Apr 11, 2013)

    He'll be sentenced next month for misusing $750,000 in campaign money.

    Jackson resigned last year, citing health concerns.