Judge: Media Has No Right To Record Jackson Civil Trial
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles judge said Monday she will not allow trial proceedings in Katherine Jackson’s $40 million lawsuit against AEG to be televised.
KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports while recognizing the First Amendment right to access civil trials and their proceedings, Judge Yvette Palazuelos wrote the media does not have a constitutional right to electronically record them.
Palazuelos’ decision effectively denies several media requests to have their cameras inside her courtroom when the Jackson family trial gets underway.
Katherine Jackson places blame on AEG Live for her son’s death because she claims the company hired Conrad Murray, who remains jailed for involuntary manslaughter.
AEG denies the allegations, claiming that Michael Jackson is the one who put Murray on the payroll.
The trial may not actually start for another week or more while both sides try to put together a jury that can stick around for several months.