Leno: Jackson Has No Basis For Gag Order

Jay Leno says Michael Jackson has no basis for seeking gag order

Jay Leno is arguing that the First Amendment gives him the right to poke fun at Michael Jackson, even if the "Tonight Show" host may be called as a witness in the pop star's child molestation trial.

The judge in the case has issued a order preventing potential witnesses from discussing the case. And lawyers for Jackson say that includes Leno because his jokes have no important social or political value. But in a court filing yesterday lawyers for the NBC host say humorous commentaries should be protected by law. In the meantime Leno has called in guest comedians to tell the Jackson jokes during his show.