Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Common Sense Prevails

At last, a little bit of common sense appears to be being used in the Michael Jackson case.

Judge Rodney Melville has rejected the defence team's request for a hearing, in respect of former Sheriff Jim Thomas's remarks on an NBC programme. These remarks concerned the 1993 investigation into allegations of molestation, which Thomas as a Sheriff was involved in.

The defence argues that the comments on NBC breached the gag order.

However, Judge Melville rejected their argument; on the basis that Thomas was no longer a sheriff, and was not being used by any of the parties in the case when performing his role on NBC.

This may only be a small step towards freedom of expression, but at least it is a step in the right direction.

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