Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, July 09, 2004

Another Friday, Another Hearing

More news about the legal case that just won't go away, Friday will see yet another hearing in the Michael Jackson trial saga.

As previously noted, the defence team for Michael Jackson are turning their fire on Tom Sneddon the prosecutor. It seems that they believe that he is overzealous in his desire to prosecute Jackson.

I thought that all lawyers were zealous in pursuing their respective cases?

The defence note that Sneddon conducted surveillance of the offices of Bradley Miller an investigator (no, I haven't heard of him either) who was working for the defence team at the time; the prosecution claim not to have known this. The defence also claim, in a story reminiscent of Watergate, that the sheriff's office broke into Miller's office in November 2003.

The reason the defence are getting so "heated" over this is simple, documents and computer discs seized by the prosecution from Miller count (if the defence can prove its case) as information covered under client/attorney privilege.

Meanwhile Theodore Boutrous, acting for the media, is going to challenge the secrecy of the trial hearings.

Splendid knockabout stuff!

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