The clock is ticking in respect of the start of the trial of Michael Jackson, for alleged child molestation, scheduled to begin in September.
His defence team have recognised this, and on the 13th of July filed a motion requesting that the trial be delayed until early 2005.
The motion was, like much else connected with this trial, sealed; for reasons that are unclear.
However, it was released yesterday 24 hours before it was due to be heard; ie the hearing on it is scheduled for today.
As with other documents relating to the Michael Jackson trial, sections of it have been blacked out.
Today's hearing on the motion will see prosecutors oppose a lengthy delay to the start of the trial.
So let's split the difference, and start it in November.