Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, July 08, 2005

Another Investigation Into Jackson

Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office is still refusing to return evidence, that it seized from Michael Jackson's Neverland in 2003 and 2004.

Attorney Stephen Dunkle, who is working for Jackson lawyer Robert Sanger, filed a declaration that requested a return Jackson's property.

It seems that the prosecution is dragging its heals on returning the evidence, as it is hoping to try again via another investigation.

The DA's office responded to the request by saying:

"Certain of the property seized from Neverland is contraband. Certain of that property may not belong to Mr. Jackson. Other items may have relevance in the event of another investigation."


"One just knows that defendant's counsel would assert that the order [to return Jackson's property] covers photographs taken of Mr. Jackson's person in 1994, in connection with the investigation of his reported molestation [of the boy in the 1994 Chandler case]."

There is an old saying, that seems applicable in this case, "put up, or shut up".

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Legal Repercussions of Jackson's Trial

Santa Barbara County attorneys have asked the state Supreme Court not to render moot, a ruling that limited the news media's access to evidence in the Michael Jackson molestation case.

This could have ramifications on the freedom of the press in California.

Attorneys for news organisations have asked the California Supreme Court to "delist" a decision by the state's 2nd District Court of Appeal. Delisting would mean that other courts could not rely on the decision as a legal precedent in other cases.

Santa Barbara County Counsel Stephen Shane Stark said, in a letter released Wednesday:

"The media's insatiable quest for stories that showcase criminal behavior illustrates why this decision is significant and should remain published..While admittedly a Michael Jackson case does not happen very frequently, the media presents for public consumption a new crime story seemingly every day...."

Theodore Boutrous, the news organisations' attorney, said:

"If it's published then it can be cited as precedent...We believe it should serve as very little if any precedent because of the unique facts of the case and the rationale of the court."

The appeals court ruled in April that Judge Rodney Melville was justified in sealing dozens of records in the Jackson trial.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Sixth Greatest Hits Album

Michael Jackson will release his sixth Greatest Hits album on the 18th of July.

The LP will be Jackson's first tentative attempt to rebuild his shattered music career.

The album, called "The Essential Michael Jackson", will include songs spanning his entire career from; 1970's 'I want you back' to 2001's 'You rock my world'.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Jackson Moves To Europe

It is reported that Michael Jackson is planning a spectacular comeback.

However, he will first buy a new base in the UK or France.

Jackson has left America for good, and is now seeking a fresh start in Europe.

One of his entourage is quoted as saying:

"He wants somewhere that guarantees his total privacy but allows him to get to recording studios and gig venues quickly."