Judge Denny Chin today this afternoon announced his ruling on several motions by the defense and prosecution earlier in the day. He granted the Rule 16 Motion and ordered the government to hand over documents by October 5. From that same order he denied a protective order on the information for future requests.
The gag order was discussed in the morning in heated arguments. It was finally ordered today that press would have a better chance to report the proceedings, but he still would have control of what they printed. Therefore the main parts of the gag order remain intact.
In conclusion, it was determined that the government's request to imprison Sitchin pending trial was without merit. It was denied.
On September 10, the Probable Cause Preliminary Hearing will be held.