The media are thoroughly fed up with the veil of secrecy, that has been drawn over the Michael Jackson trial.
To this end a coalition of media companies, a rare event I would warrant, is asking a California appeals court to overturn an earlier decision to keep key documents out of the public arena; these documents include the indictment of charges against Michael Jackson.
The coalition of the "wiling" include; CNN, ABC, The New York Times, The Associated Press and others. Their lawyers want to lift the gag order that restricts attorneys from revealing details of the Jackson case.
Theodore Boutrous, the media firms' lawyer, wrote:
"We think these are very important issues for the public and its right of access to the criminal justice system....The trial court has taken a uniform, and consistently unconstitutional, approach to sealing judicial records and hearings in this case..".
The appeals court has yet to rule.