The issues surrounding the forthcoming trial of Michael Jackson become more complex, as each day passes.
It has been widely reported that the prosecution, the defence and the Judge in the case have been trying to maintain a "veil of secrecy" over the case. It seems that there are some interesting methods being employed, to ensure that the veil is not lifted.
I noted earlier on this site, that the Jackson team have asked for people to report to them any stories that are being posted on the internet about the case. Tom Sneddon, for the prosecution, also seems to have come up with a novel way of limiting the freedom of discussion.
It has been reported that Sneddon had addressed a conference of the National District Attorneys Association; saying that he had notified people that they were witnesses, in order to keep them from talking on TV.
Sneddon has reportedly responded, saying that his remarks were taken out of context; and that it would be "criminally dumb to say that".
I think that the key players in the case are in danger of distracting themselves, by worrying about gagging and veils, from the main issue, namely; is Michael Jackson innocent or Gulity?