Media Asks To End Secrecy In Jackson Case

Media will ask appeals court to end to secrecy in Jackson case

Media groups are set to ask a California appeals court to end some of the secrecy surrounding the Michael Jackson child molestation case.

Some of the key aspects of the case remain hidden by gag orders, including the grand jury indictment describing the pop singer's alleged crimes. A lawyer representing The Associated Press and other news outlets calls the level of secrecy surrounding the case unprecedented. And, he says that has limited the public's ability to see if justice is being served.

However, the judge in the case says he want's to keep some items a secret so as not to taint the jury pool.

The death of the lead defense lawyer's sister delayed Monday's start of juror questioning for a week.