Media Want Judge to Unseal Jackson Files

News organizations asked a judge Wednesday to unseal court records related to the search of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch as part of the child molestation case against the pop star.

The motion filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court contends the public was not properly notified of a request last month that the documents remain sealed until the singer's Jan. 16 arraignment.

"There needs to be notice and an opportunity to be heard regarding the sealing of court documents," said attorney Theodore Boutrous Jr., who represents NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, Fox News Network and The New York Times. "There must be notice so the public can go in and argue that documents should not be sealed."

Details here from the AP via The Miami Herald.