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Murray Trial

Jury Shouldn't Watch Nancy Grace

7/20/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lawyers for Conrad Murray told the trial judge they don't want  Nancy Grace to pull a "Casey Anthony" on the jury -- so they asked the judge to prohibit jurors from watching her.

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Attorney Michael Flanagan argued that it was impractical to tell jurors they can't watch TV - because they simply will.  So Flanagan asked Judge Michael Pastor to sequester the jury, O.J. style.  The judge told Flanagan to file a motion and he'd consider it, although the judge did say he thought sequestering was both unnecessary and too expensive.

Flanagan pressed his claim for outtakes from the "This Is It" rehearsals -- something Sony doesn't want to cough up.  Sources tell us ... Flanagan wants the outtakes to show there were periods where Michael Jackson appeared to be on drugs. 

In a telling comment, Judge Pastor said, "This case is going to focus on the charge, not personal lifestyle."

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NocturnalDirtPeople    

Mj did just like oj karma got them both.

1109 days ago
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Kathy    

Do they really think Nancy Grace is that influential? Our justice system is getting way too ridiculous.

1109 days ago
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NocturnalDirtPeople    

Mjs guilty as hell just like Oj.

1109 days ago
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Muppet    

Seems to me this should be a clear cut case. The doctor was administering a drug that he had no business giving outside of a hospital situation. For that alone he should never practice again. Whether he killed MJ or not I don't think will ever be proven. MJ had serious issues with drugs or he would not have been using this drug for sleep purposes. Maybe if they do end up charging him with MJ's death it will stop other doctors from giving medications to celebs for a big pay off instead of following ethics. This is another case of no one winning. MJ is gone and nothing will bring him back. Maybe people should have fought this hard to get MJ off drugs! It's too bad that the $$$ made so many people turn a blind eye to what was going on. His parents and family included!

1109 days ago
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nan    

since most mainstream media is turning into tabloids,he would have to prohibit them from anyone talking about the case in the media..why just nancy grace,? jane velez mitchell is just as vitriol....diane dimond ...the list is as long as my arm LOL

they are all bottomfeeders..

1109 days ago
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Rogue Warrior    

NANCY Disgrace needs a errant bullet in her ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FACTOID!!!!!!!!!

1109 days ago
7.

osa    

Judge Pastor is right. This case isn't about personal life style but the HUGE mistakes and flagrant misuse of a drug that this doctor had the ability to say "no" but his paycheck was way more important than practicing "THOUGH SHALL DO NO HARM". Rest in Peace MJ!

1109 days ago
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Trevis Miho    

Nobody should be watching Nancy Grace anyways. I don't, you don't, they don't.

1109 days ago
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aston    

Odd. How on earth does Murray know what's in the outtakes of This is it?

Furthermore - if Murray felt MJ was taking drugs, which he obviously felt since he wants the footage to be shown, why did he administer even more drugs? If footage shows an intoxicated MJ at times, Murray would have seen it too.

Silly doctor, stupid lawyers. But Pastor wants to keep focus on the actual charges - sounds good.

1109 days ago
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The Train!    

now if only the rest of america could do the same.

and yes, the media in general is a powerful force in shaping popular opinion. NOT because they control our minds, but because they bring to light elements of the story while not discussing others. people can do their own research but they seldom do. people can also look to different sources in the media, but often people only want to hear their own point of view reinforced. as such, people frequently stick to their own opinion and argue it to the death.

we would all be better off if we were unable to filter out the arguments or perspectives we didn't want to hear. but in the meantime, keep the jury away from nancy grace. and the internet.

1109 days ago
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FallenAngel    

I hate Nancy Grace with passion, that bitch is gonna end up in hell for sure. She always talks about God and being a Christian woman but she is always the one to cast the first stone. She is so fake, a good christian person would never act like Nancy does. Her comment on Casey Anthony that "Devil is Dancing Tonight" like Nancy Grace went back in time and saw what actually happened to little Caley was so ridiculous.
If anyone can't see that Nancy Grace is truly evil they need their eyes checked. Look at her grin and the way she smiles and her facial expressions. That woman doesn't just report the news, she get her audience riled up and Angry, so angry. How can anyone good do that on purpose?
Just wait Nancy Grace your time is up and soon people will see the real you....

1109 days ago
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ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

NANCY GRACE IS ONE BIG BITCH...A LOW LIFE.....SEWER RAT....DOG FECES IS ONE STEP ABOVE THIS HUMAN GARBAGE. I ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT CANCER WOULD LOOK LIKE IF IT WERE HUMAN AND I FOUND OUT IT HAS THE FACE OF NANCY GRACE...SHES DOING SHOWS ABOUT THE CASEY ANTHONY CASE AND TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE MAKING MONEY OFF OF IT.....HELL SHES MADE MONEY FROM DAY ONE OFF THIS CHILDS TRAGIC DEATH...SO NANCY GRACE IS NO BETTER THAN THE REST OF THEM.....AND SHE TRIES TO BE THE BEST MOTHER EVER....WELL MOTHERS DONT PROFIT OVER SOME CHILDS DEATH.

1109 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

There are laws in place already to prosecute Murray. Just use them and be done.

1109 days ago
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nan    

David...i agree, she does get it wrong and can never admit it.....i hate when she drags her murdered ex fiance into things for sympathy..
since the ruckus over her completely over to top performance after the casey anthony verdict she was going on all different shows using this poor guy as the reason she gets so enraged.she must have brought 15 pictures of the man with her to the piers morgan show...the poor guy was a whole segment i believe......
..it was disgusting and i think offense to the mans family to have him brought up to save her career, over and over again., i beleive the mans family has even gone on the record before they dont want her using their son death, for her own purposes.....shame on her..
btw
.how come we cant see the deposition in the lawsuit filed against her, regarding the mother of a child that killed herself after a televised phone call she had with nancy accusing her of killing her child ?...that is a pretty juicy story..how come she isnt covering her own story..lol

1109 days ago
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right straight    

Wait only morons watch Nancy Grace...ohhhhhh

1109 days ago
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