The Guardian reports that Judge Michael Pastor (the judge in the upcoming trial of doctor Conrad Murray) has "gutted" Dr Murray's defence. That at least is the opinion of Dr Murray's defence team.
Judge Pastor has rejected over a dozen of their proposed witnesses, and barred "distracting" testimony about Jackson's financial affairs, personal life and aspects of his medical history.
Judge Pastor has also, quite rightly, banned any testimony linked to Jackson's 2005 child molestation trial given that it is irrelevant to the trial of Conrad Murray.
The trial is scheduled to commence in September.