Michael Jackson

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

There's no verdict yet, but another court battle is brewing around the Michael Jackson trial.

A news media lawyer is demanding transcripts from any closed hearings held last week. He's citing a CNN Web site report that the judge held at least three secret meetings with lawyers Friday.

The meetings reportedly came after the jury asked questions and requested read-back of testimony from Jackson's accuser. But there's no word on what questions they asked.

The lawyer says keeping the information secret "patently violates" the Constitution.

Meantime, the jury is deliberating for the seventh day. It had spent about 28 hours on the case going into Monday.


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