Judge Relents On Jackson Media Rules; Jury Meets

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As a grand jury heard its first day of testimony in the Michael Jackson molestation case yesterday, a judge voided most controversial parts of an order banning interviews and photographs of witnesses or jurors, says the Los Angeles Times. However, an attorney for news organizations argued that the order still contains

unconstitutional provisions, such as barring witnesses from talking about their testimony.

Prosecutors moved the hearings away from their usual locations, which led to a game of hide and seek between prosecutors and press that lasted most of the day. Not until late afternoon did reporters learn that the grand jury was meeting at a sheriff’s training facility that was barricaded to keep the media away.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jackson30mar30,1,397856.story?coll=la-headlines-california

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