Walker’s lawyers play the race card.

From the AJC:

The jury that convicted former state Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker should have been more racially diverse, but the trial judge inappropriately tossed three minorities from the jury, Walker’s attorneys argued Wednesday before a federal appelate court.

Don Samuel, one of Walker’s attorneys, argued that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals should reverse Walker’s 2005 conviction on public corruption charges. The appeals court is not expected to make a decision for weeks.

Walker, an Augusta Democrat who was once the most powerful African-American under the Gold Dome, was convicted in 2005 of 127 counts and sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison.