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Miramonte abuse trial participants will be able to speak to media

Miramonte abuse trial participants will be able to speak to media

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday denied a request by attorneys representing the Los Angeles school district to impose a so-called gag order on those involved in litigation related to child abuse at Miramonte Elementary School. Attorneys requested the order to ensure that the jury, expected to be selected next week, would not be influenced by comments made by lawyers outside the courtroom, not to limit media coverage of the case, said Sean Andrade, an attorney representing L.A. Unified. "Our goal is to ensure that the jury is able to consider all of the facts in the case without undue commentary from the lawyers," he said in a statement. "Our goal is not to...

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