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Phil Spector Trial Takes Off /Dateline Producer Still on the Jury

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NBC Dateline producer Adam Gorfain has a front row seat for the legal shenanigans expected today when Phil Spector’s trial really gets going. But Gorfain’s not working the story, he’s a member of the jury, according to Eric Longabardi of ERSNews. Gorfain even admitted on his questionnaire that he’d been investigating the case and reading court documents for several months.

Longabardi didn’t get any comment from NBC. Gorfain’s done a number of stories involving DNA evidence, but more relevantly, he produced a jailhouse interview with a woman convicted in the Texas Cadet murder case.

FBLA thinks this is already sounding too much like the Robert Blake and O.J. Simpson trials. Where do the D.A.s go when they think? (Of course, defense lawyer Bruce Cutler already called one male DA “girly”.)

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The AP Throws a Party in LA, FBLA Not Invited

lindadeutsch.jpgThe Associated Press feted special correspondent Linda Deutsch on her 40 years with the gruel-and-grind outfit. We’d love tell you about all the war stories Deutsch shared — and all the gentle ribbing dignitaries made about her various idiosyncrasies. But we can’t. We weren’t invited.

LA Observed, who also was not invited, supplies details from a spy:

District Attorney Steve Cooley brought a resolution praising Deutsch and was joined at the party by Simpson trial judge Lance Ito. Among the hundred or so guests … were appellate justice Nora Manella, federal judge Robert Takasugi, Loyola law professor Laurie Levenson and litigators Tom Mesereau and Harland Braun.

A video of Deutsch through the years made liberal references to Elvis Presley, her idol. It was no coincidence, apparently, that today was his birthday.