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Medical Info for JJJ to be Submitted Friday



    Medical information on ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. may be released into public record Friday.

    A federal judge shot down a request by the convicted Jackson Jr., who wanted to seal a portion of sentencing documents that his lawyers said will contain sensitive medical information as his sentencing memorandum is due Friday.

    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.

    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 Friday what they say are "sensitive details" about the Democrat's health problems, as well as medical information about a family member.

    Whether or not the judge chooses to release the documents into public record will be determined in court Friday.