Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Gagged and Bound

The arguments put forward by Attorney Theoore Boutrous Jr, acting on behalf of the media, for lifting the gag order on the Michael Jackson trial seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

The California Supreme Court said it will not consider arguments from news organisations trying to end a gag order in the Michael Jackson case.

The court issued a statement, quote "Review and application for stay denied."

The gag order disallows those directly involved in the case including; Michael Jackson, his accuser, and attorneys on both sides from publicly commenting.

However, Theodore Boutrous Jr. does not intend for the issue to die down; he is concerned for freedom of speech, and the alleged breach of the First Amendment.

In the opposing corner District Attorney Tom Sneddon is reported to be of the opinion that the coverage of the case so far, panders to a "gossip hungry" audience.

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