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The Lawfare Podcast: Ken Chesebro’s Upcoming Trial

Anna Bower, Benjamin Wittes, Scott Grubman, Manny Arora, Robert Wilson
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 8:00 AM
Kenneth Chesebro's defense lawyers sat down to discuss their upcoming trial. 

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Next month, Kenneth Chesebro—the alleged architect of the fake electors plot—is set to be tried in Fulton County, Georgia, on racketeering and other charges. This week, Lawfare Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Wittes and Lawfare Legal Fellow and Courts Correspondent Anna Bower sat down with Chesebro’s defense attorneys, Scott Grubman, Manny Arora, and Robert Wilson. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed why Chesebro demanded a speedy trial, debated the merits of several pending motions, and chatted about the prospect of a settlement in Chesebro’s case.

Anna Bower is Lawfare’s Legal Fellow and Courts Correspondent. Anna holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cambridge and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. She joined Lawfare as a recipient of Harvard’s Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship in Public Service. Prior to law school, Anna worked as a judicial assistant for a Superior Court judge in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia. She also previously worked as a Fulbright Fellow at Anadolu University in Eskişehir, Turkey. A native of Georgia, Anna is based in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.
Scott Grubman is a former federal prosecutor who represents businesses and individuals across a wide variety of industries in connection with government investigations, False Claims Act litigation, and white collar criminal defense at Chilivis Grubman.
Manny Arora is an attorney at Arora Law where he represents clients facing charges of white-collar crime, domestic violence, major drug offenses and murder.
Robert Wilson has been with the Arora Law Firm since 2020, where he worked as a law clerk while attending Georgia State College of Law.

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