Doctor Conrad Murray's lawyers have asked for a sequestered jury for the forthcoming involuntary manslaughter trial.
They are of the view that media coverage of high-profile trials (eg Casey Anthony) endangers a fair trial taking place.
The lawyers believe that that Dr. Murray's trial will be the most publicised in history. Hence the need to sequester the jury, ie to isolate the members from associating with anyone but their own company.
Judge Pastor will review the request, and a hearing is scheduled for August 25.
Jury selection is scheduled to start on September 8, and opening statements on September 26.