Defense attorneys in the case against Michael Jackson's personal physician had a request of the jury -- no Nancy Grace.
Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray said the case should be sequestered to prevent the panel from being influenced by media reports. Specifically, the jury should be sequestered during the hours that television pundit Nancy Grace is on the air.
The judge said he did not think the move was necessary, but added that attorneys were welcome to file a formal motion.
Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter. His trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 8.
Murray, 58, is accused of administering the powerful anesthetic propofol to the singer to help him fall asleep, then failing to properly monitor him. But the defense has suggested that Jackson could have given himself a larger dose of propofol while the doctor was out of the singer's bedroom in a rented Holmby Hills estate.
The judge also plans to review about 16 hours of raw video from Jackson's rehearsals just before his death. He will determine whether the video should be shown to jurors.
Prosecutors want jurors to see the video, which Judge Michael Pastor will review at Sony Pictures studios in Culver City.