Shyne's were put on the stand
during a pretrial hearing in court Wednesday (Jan. 10th). Arguments
from both sides did not persuade Judge Charles Solomon from ruling
on the matter. The judge asked both sides for written arguments
before he made a ruling. The prosecution wants to use Shyne's
lyrics against him in cross examination.
Shyne's lawyers are
arguing that using his lyrics in court would violate the First
Amendment. Shyne is on trial for attempted murder charges, which
stem from the notorious nightclub shooting at Club New York in
Manhattan, in which three people were injured.
Shyne attempted unsuccessfully
to fire his team of lawyers for conflict of interest. One of the
lawyers represented Gavin "Pretty Boy" Marchand, who
is a friend of Shyne, and who is expected to testify for the prosecution.