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Attorney Wants Peterson Case Gag Order Lifted

Scott Peterson´s attorney filed papers in a Modesto court today to lift a gag order silencing lawyers, witnesses and investigators, saying it is unconstitutional.

Defense lawyer Mark Geragos asked that attorney Gloria Allred be found in contempt for violating the order. Allred represents Amber Frey, who had a romantic relationship with Peterson before his pregnant wife vanished. Allred maintains she is not subject to the gag order issued Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court by Judge Al Girolami. She says Geragos is trying to silence her.

Allred calls Geragos´ efforts “desperation tactics.” At a hearing earlier this month, both Geragos and Allred opposed a gag order, arguing it would prevent them from responding to attacks and misinformation that could harm their clients.

Geragos says the gag order is unconstitutional and has already failed to protect his client´s fair trial rights.