Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • 7 Replies
  • 899 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline m8ighty

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 99
    • Show only replies by m8ighty

Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 05, 2011, 07:17:48 PM
Is it normal for a court of law to draw from a lottery so that fans can sit in on the performance, uhh... i mean court hearing. Idk that just seems out of the ordinary to me... it all just seems so set up to me. Like when they where doing a lottery for tickets for the memorial....?.... and now for court?

How come there wasn't a lottery drawing for fans for the Anna Nicole Smith case, or why couldn't anyone sit in on Lindsey Lohan or DMX court hearings? :lol:  
All kinda fishy to me
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline roxy101

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 143
    • Show only replies by roxy101

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 05, 2011, 07:26:46 PM
It's normal. That's how people sit in in the first place.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline PrettyYoungTeletubby

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 264
    • Show only replies by PrettyYoungTeletubby

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 05, 2011, 07:51:13 PM
it was exactly the same in the 2005 trial. I think it s pretty normal, really
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline m8ighty

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 99
    • Show only replies by m8ighty

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 05, 2011, 08:07:19 PM
oh ok, i wasnt sure about it, thks for clearing that up.  :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline hesouttamylife

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 5393
    • Show only replies by hesouttamylife

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 05, 2011, 09:42:36 PM
The thing that concerns me about the lottery is that there are 2 people that ALWAYS seem to get in :?:
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
"Don't stop this child, He's the father of man
Don't cross his way, He's part of the plan
I am that child, but so are you
You've just forgotten, Just lost the clue.”

MJ "Magical Child"
Still Rocking my World…
   and leaving me Speechless!

“True goodbyes are the ones never said

Offline encino_girl

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 116
    • Show only replies by encino_girl

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 05, 2011, 11:31:04 PM
Quote from: "m8ighty"
Is it normal for a court of law to draw from a lottery so that fans can sit in on the performance, uhh... i mean court hearing. Idk that just seems out of the ordinary to me... it all just seems so set up to me. Like when they where doing a lottery for tickets for the memorial....?.... and now for court?

How come there wasn't a lottery drawing for fans for the Anna Nicole Smith case, or why couldn't anyone sit in on Lindsey Lohan or DMX court hearings? :lol:  
All kinda fishy to me


It's typical to have a drawing when the case is a high profile one, and a large public turnout is likely or guaranteed. While the ANS case was a big news maker, ANS didn't have the devout fan base Michael has. If the proceedings aren't closed to the public (possible reasons being security, potential for jury tainting, etc.), then anyone can attend and observe. I'm assuming the lottery will be daily, thus giving everyone wishing to have a seat a chance to do so.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other\'s welfare, social justice can never be attained.

Offline scorpionchik

  • *
  • Hoaxer
  • Posts: 2669
    • Show only replies by scorpionchik

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 06, 2011, 02:21:51 AM
Correct, because the hearing is closed, but  fans want to be present, they allow very limited numbers inside despite many wishful. Thus, they created lottery system to fairly select people and it will be daily. On the first day, they allow 5 people, I was told next days more maybe allowed, up to 10
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »
EndlesslovetoMJ

MJhasSpoken

  • *
  • Guest
    • Show only replies by MJhasSpoken

Re: Lottery for preliminary hearing?

  • on: January 06, 2011, 03:22:43 AM
Quote from: "hesouttamylife"
The thing that concerns me about the lottery is that there are 2 people that ALWAYS seem to get in :?:

Which two people?
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by Guest »