Ruling clears way for start of Jackson trial

Dr. Conrad Murray, singer Michael Jackson's personal physician, left, and his attorney J. Michael Flanagan appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Murray pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool)

September 7, 2011 6:16:45 PM PDT
An appeals court refused Wednesday to order the jury sequestered in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, clearing the way for jury selection to begin Thursday.