Judge Rodney Melville, presiding over Michael Jackson's pretrial hearings, has ruled that around 70 pieces of evidence obtained by the prosecution were inadmissible. That leaves another 34 pieces, or so, that could be used in the trial in January.
The grounds for dismissal of these 70 pieces of evidence, being that the authorities overstepped their authority when they searched Neverland in November 2003.
Melville requested to see written arguments on whether eight other items seized had been taken legally, he will then decide as to whether they can be admitted.
The deadline for written arguments is 3 September, the next hearing is set for 16 September.
Needless to say, the media is now "gagging" to see what evidence has been dismissed from the trial.