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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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Mary Ann    

The same could be said about TMZ....they did the same thing to Lindsay Lohan....Harvey made a lot of predictions of what would happen legally...and if I recall correctly, his predictions did not come true!

1160 days ago
17.

Damon    

Harvey didn't let-up on OJ when he was aquitted, yet he expects a higher standard of other people!


By Harvey's own admission, on TMZ LIve, OJ hates him because he constantly did stories about his guilt!

And that didn't stop after the not guilty verdict!


TMZ gave Nancy Grace more publicity than she would've gotten in the first place!

I honestly believe that Harvey and Jane Velez-Mitchell would be swinging from the rafters if Casey Anthony had chloroformed a dog and chunked it!

BTW, he's wrong! People are upset more about the loop-hole in the law that allowed her to not report a minor missing! She basically used her lies as an affirmative defense; not to mention destroying her family!

1160 days ago
18.

StevenTyler324    

The only reason I watch Nancy Grace is to feel smarter that what I actually am. She is one of those people that talk out of their ass and are so over dramatic.

Nancy Grace= EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1160 days ago
19.

LC4Michael    

Hey nan!

Totally agree with regarding Nancy Grace. She is not a journalist by any stretch of the imagination. I would hope anyone who wants the real facts about anything know not to rely on her or any of that bunch. Tabloid Media at it's best!

1160 days ago
20.

Trevis Miho    

right straight 9 minutes ago
Wait only morons watch Nancy Grace...ohhhhhh
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(in my "Regular Show" voice) OOOOOOHHHHH!!! Haha.

1160 days ago
21.

Uh    

Notice any similarities between Grace and Hitler? She i*****ler's wet dream.

1160 days ago
22.

Missy    

Nancy "dis"Grace,Diane demond,and jane are some of the worst! Harvey you haven't been fully truthful about MJ things either. All of you have posted stories without all the facts or you chose to leave out some facts to make the "story" better.

1160 days ago
23.

sylvanya    

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

Bravo !

and you OhWell confess, that you love MJ,if not I don't understand why are you on this board.

1160 days ago
24.

Marie    

Nancy Grace sucks. I can't believe people are still watching her dumb show on TV. She lied about Michael Jackson when he was on trial in 2005 and said the police found plenty of evidence that he was guilty. But she never apologized to him after he was found not guilty of sexually molesting that little sociopath Gavin Arvizo.

1160 days ago
25.

mj fan forever    

THE JUDGE IS SO RIGHT TO HAVE REJECTED THE REQUEST, THE FOCUS IS ON THE CHARGE ABOVE ALL BECAUSE MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NOT ON DRUGS AS THIS TEAM OF LOSERS WOULD LOVE TO PROVE!!! THEN IF MICHAEL JACKSON HAD A PROBLEM WITH DRUGS IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE PEPSI INCIDENT BUT AFTER HE WENT ON REHAB AND NEVER MORE ABUSED OF PAINKILLERS!!! MURDERER MUST ONLY BE TRIALED AND CONVICTED!!!

1160 days ago
26.

Teresa    

I am one of the greatest MJ fans Michael could have, I believe in saying the truth, Mj did look very skinny but in no way was he at the drop dead point. He was still dancing like if it was one of his other concerts. Let's face the fact that he was 50 years old and since we are the same age, we do tend to move slower than normal. Murray is guilty and just trying to get off, I think he should pay for administering this drug outside a hospital setting and without proper revival equipment he was supposed to make sure of all this and stay off the phone while monitoring his patient. Ugh! what kind of doctor is that! He got his medical license out of a bubble gum machine and he was going to do what he wanted. After all is said and done he is the murderer whether hw goes free or not!
Rest in Peace Michael my love!

1160 days ago
27.

mj fan forever    

THEY WANT JURY SEQUESTRED JUST BECAUSE ARE AFRAID MURDERER IS CONVICTED AS HE IS GOING TO BE AND DESERVES FOR HIS WHOLE MISERABLE LIFE!!!

1160 days ago
28.

Marie    

sylvanya about a minute ago
and you OhWell confess, that you love MJ,if not I don't understand why are you on this board.

Ohwell pretends he hates Michael Jackson to hide the fact that he loves him. If you enter Ohwell's crummy bedroom at his mother's basement, you will see tons of pictures of Michael Jackson glued to the wall. Ohwell is a sick sick freak.

1160 days ago
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mj fan forever 10 minutes ago THEY WANT JURY SEQUESTRED JUST BECAUSE ARE AFRAID MURDERER IS CONVICTED AS HE IS GOING TO BE AND DESERVES FOR HIS WHOLE MISERABLE LIFE!!!

get over it...mj was a serious drug addict...a dead one now and its all his fault...just like the jacksons to blame someone else for their problems.....if they convict him..they have to go to the other doctors that gave this pedophile the drugs he wanted......idiot wanted to sleep...now the bastard can sleep all he wants....TEAM MURRAY HERE! A DEAD PEDOPHILE IS THE BEST PEDOPHILE!

1160 days ago
30.

nan    

HI LC4MICHAEL!!


yes i am sure they are all gearing up for this circus..
they were actually interviewing martin bashir and diane dimond on panels regarding ethics....oh please..
diane dimond was commenting on NG and bashir on mudoch and news of the world.LOL
well to have them on the panel, regarding ethics is to imply they have some...which they dont ...pot meet kettle...pfft.

they are trying to taut these ninnies as having some creditability, because they plan on using them for the mj trial..
i really dont think it is going to go over well with the general public.people are alot more informed about dimond paying for tabloid stories, and her close friendship with sneddon, who inserted himself , using the power of his office,in the civil suit mj had filed against her and VG....he got her name tossed off the lawsuit and saved her behind...she in turn was his mouthpiece during trial.....totally unethical.. bashir deceptive ways.totally unethical also.....people are already complaining ...
always nice to talk to you ! have a good day :)

1160 days ago
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