Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Britney May Miss Hearing

Britney Spears may not be present for the latest hearing in her ongoing custody battle, but just about everyone else in the pop star's life is accounted for in the proceedings.

Jamie Spears, the singer's father and coconservator; Andrew Wallet, an attorney and fellow coconservator; Anne Kiley, Spears' current attorney in the custody case; Stacy Phillips, Spears' custody attorney-in-waiting; Mark Vincent Kaplan, Kevin Federline's attorney; and, of course, the ringmaster himself, Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Scott M. Gordon were all present as the session got rolling Tuesday morning.

Spears herself was not—and not required to be—present for the day's proceedings. Federline, too, was absent from the courtroom.

Several police officers did show, however,...READ MORE

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Britney's Gag Order Denied

Britney Spears, has had her gag order request denied by a superior court commissioner today. Fox News is reporting. So that means the circus that is Britney's life, will continue to be played out in the public eye. Here's the story...

LOS ANGELES — A Superior Court commissioner denied a request Tuesday by Britney Spears' divorce attorney to issue a gag order in the pop star's child-custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Attorney Anne Kiley argued that media coverage was "emotionally and physically" dangerous to Spears.

Kiley said the court should prohibit attorneys from discussing the case with the media and not publish dates and times of hearings and dispositions.

Spears, who is under conservatorship, and Federline weren't present for the hearing before Commissioner Scott Gordon, who is overseeing their dispute.

The 26-year-old pop star hasn't been allowed to see sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, since an incident at her home that led to the first of her two hospitalizations in a psychiatric facility this year and a decision by another court to put her father, James Spears, in charge of her affairs...READ MORE

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Britney Spears's Civil Rights Violated?

Heres another story we found from People magazine.
The man who claims to be Britney Spears's new lawyer says that the pop star is being "deprived of her Constitutional rights" and tells PEOPLE he is seeking a "return to normalcy" when it comes to Spears's living and legal situations.

Jon Eardley, a lawyer with practices in Washington, D.C., New York and Whittier, Calif., filed a complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Spears on Thursday. He lashed out against the existing conservatorship as a "violation of [Spears's] civil rights," and requested the case be moved from California state court to a federal court.

"I see the case as a civil rights case," he tells PEOPLE. "These are issues of confinement. Very serious confinement. Not allowed to contact her friends. Not allowed to use the phone. Not allowed to come and go as you please. Bodyguards controlling you and so forth."READ MORE HERE...

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