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Lori Drew's Trial Date in MySpace Case Postponed Again

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Lori Drew's trial date, which was scheduled for October 7, has been postponed once again. U.S. District Court Judge George Wu decided Tuesday to postpone the trial in order to to consider the defense's motion to dismiss the case.

The trial was already postponed once from July 29 to Oct. 7. In the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Drew's attorney "predicts the trial date will get pushed back to December." The charges against Drew stem from the MySpace "suicide hoax" which many people believe led to the death of 13 year-old Megan Meier.

The Wall Street Journal contacted Lori Drew's attorney, H. Dean Steward regarding their law blog's plans to cover the trial. Steward told them that "at what was supposed to be a pre-trial conference" Judge Wu had informed both prosecutor AUSA Mark Krause and himself that "he was having trouble with a few issues."

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In a July argument for pretrial dismissal, Drew's lawyer, H. Dean Steward, raised three issues. Two of which were rejected at a Sept. 4 hearing, when Wu said that the law being used against Drew is not unconstitutionally vague and does not improperly delegate prosecutorial power to the owner of a website.