On Wednesday, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, pleaded guilty before Wilkins in federal court in Washington, D.C., to illegally spending campaign money.There's more:
Wilkins, in a court filing, offered to recuse himself because in 1988, when he was a student at Harvard Law School, he co-chaired a committee to elect the elder Jackson president. As a law student, Wilkins introduced Rev. Jackson at a campaign event for another candidate. Years later, he appeared on a CNN talk show hosted by Rev. Jackson to discuss a civil rights lawsuit that Wilkins had filed. Wilkins said he did not believe he had a bias in the case, and attorneys in the Jackson case declined to ask for a different judge.No bias here, move on!