Mr Seale is in defendant position of the court:

Kunstler: I'm trying to be clear that I can't muddy Mr. Seale's grounds for appeal by appearing to speak as his lawyer.

Judge: I don't ask you to compromise Mr. Seale's position, sir.

What does "compromise" mean in court context? Source: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

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In the context the word "compromise" means that Judge doesn't want to ask Kunstler to make the situation even worse for Mr. Seale.

Anyways here is the Oxford dictionary meaning for compromise, maybe it can help you: Link to Oxford Dictionary

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