Hearing in APS jury challenge scheduled for today

A hearing on a motion challenging the pool of prospective jurors for the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial is scheduled to be held this morning.

Defense attorney Bob Rubin filed a motion last month saying a hearing is needed to find out why African-Americans are underrepresented among jurors summoned for the trial of 12 former APS employees.

Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter said last week he would narrow the focus of the hearing to whether there had been “intentional finagling” with the jurors summoned.

Prosecutors have objected to the challenge, questioning the timeliness of the motion and data cited by the defense.

Check back with ajc.com for updates.

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