Attorneys for accused killer Jesse James Hollywood say they plan to appeal a ruling by a federal judge Wednesday permitting Universal to open its movie Alpha Dog, based on Hollywood's case, as scheduled on Jan. 12. The attorneys have argued that the movie will pollute the jury pool. They have also criticized the close cooperation that prosecutors have had with the movie's producers and said it was the first instance of a movie based on an actual murder case being released ahead of a trial. However, in his ruling, U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner commented, "The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that government restriction of speech in the form of a prior restraint against the media constitutes the most serious and least tolerable infringement on First Amendment rights."




14/12/2006