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Judge Recuses Himself From Black Lives Matter Court Hearing

Portland Press Herald – A court hearing for 17 Black Lives Matter protesters arrested last summer was cut short Monday when the presiding judge unexpectedly recused himself at the request of a defense attorney.

Justice Paul Fritzsche offered no explanation for his abrupt recusal from the court hearing, which was disrupted by supporters who spoke out during the proceedings, prompting a warning from bailiffs that some supporters would be ejected from the courtroom.

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