Chris Brown's lawyer went to the California appeals court asking to put Brown's preliminary hearing on ice -- but we've learned the appeals court told him to pound sand.
Mark Geragos wants a hold on the case because of the leaks. The trial judge shut him down. So the prelim in the Rihanna beating is still on for June 22.
Chris Brown Shut Down
6/10/2009 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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