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Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his governament and  peace there will be no end.  He will reign on David’s  throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Isaiah 9: 6-7

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Matthew 5:26

I tell you the truth, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

Matthew 5:26

Matthew 24:36

No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Matthew 24:36

Luke 21:1-4

As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ” I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Luke 21:1-4

Matthew 17:20

He replied, ” Because yif you have have little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, Righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9

Matthew 23:37-40

Jesus replied, ” ‘ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greastest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your meighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Matthew 23:37-40

 

Judge: No sequestering Jackson manslaughter jury

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray, singer Michael Jackson’s personal physician, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court where Murray pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s 2009 death.A Los Angeles judge heard arguments Thursday on whether to sequester jurors hearing an involuntary manslaughter case against the pop singer's personal physician. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, File)http://news.yahoo.com/judge-no-sequestering-jackson-manslaughter-jury-173816911.html

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors in the upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death will not be sequestered, a judge ruled Thursday.

Judge Michael Pastor said it was not a close call when it came to deciding if jurors hearing the case should be kept from their daily lives during the four- to six-week trial.

Attorneys for defendant Dr. Conrad Murray had argued that sequestration was the only way to ensure a fair trial.

If the case involving the death of the King of Pop didn’t justify sequestration then there likely isn’t another case in which it’s warranted, attorney Ed Chernoff said.

Attorneys also cited widespread media coverage of the case and the likelihood that TV commentators such as Nancy Grace will cover the trial daily as reasons the jury should be protected.

Grace covered the Casey Anthony trial, which ended with a sequestered jury acquitting the Florida mother of killing her 2-year-old daughter. Grace and others made comments supporting a conviction.

Pastor said he trusted jurors to heed his admonitions about not reading or listening to news reports about the Jackson case. He said cost did not factor into his decision, although he said one estimate of the cost of sequestering jurors during the trial was more than $500,000.

The judge also cited accounts by jurors who have been sequestered in other cases who likened their lives during trial to those of inmates, ripped from their homes and under constant surveillance.

He said sequestered jurors have reported being so frustrated that the isolation “interfered with their fair assessment of the evidence and the law.”

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the Jackson case on Sept. 8, with opening statements slated for Sept. 27.

Murray could face four years in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Authorities have accused him of administering a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives in the bedroom of Jackson’s rented mansion on June 25, 2009.

Pastor has noted that a jury hasn’t been sequestered in Los Angeles since the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

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