Jesse James -- Character Not An Issue

6/8/2010 4:30 PM PDT

Jesse James -- Character Not An Issue

The judge in a civil lawsuit against Jesse James that goes to trial tomorrow just ruled Jesse's character cannot be used in the case.

Fortune Fashions Industries is suing Jesse over a clothing line deal. 

Jesse's lawyer, Joe Yanny, filed a motion last month asking the judge to prohibit the opposing lawyer from talking about anything related to Nazi memorabilia, Bombshell McGee, Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" or anything referring to Jesse being "the most hated man in America."

The judge in the case just ruled ... none of the above can be used to besmirch Jesse's character during the trial.

Jury selection begins tomorrow.