Friday, July 02, 2004

SEALING THE PAPERS: We're a little puzzled that the Judge's main reason for sealing the papers in the Michael Jackson child abuse case is that, erm, people are interested in them. We tend to agree with his judgement that releasing the papers now would perhaps hobble a fair trial for Jacko, which is grounds enough, but to imply that the papers would have been made public if it wasn't for the intense interest in the case seems to create a wonky legal precedent, along the lines of 'the public can only be shown things it doesn't want to look at'.

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