The judge rejected a motion for a mistrial.
Gerry Spence argued prosecutors compromised Fieger’s right to a fair trial by filing a brief outlining the government’s case. Spence said the brief, parts of which appeared in news reports, violated U.S. District Judge Paul Borman’s gag order.
Borman refused Spence’s request but ordered lawyers to file future court papers under seal. Jury selection continued Tuesday.
The 56-year-old Fieger and his 46-year-old law partner Ven Johnson are accused of making $127,000 in illegal contributions to Democrat John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign. Fieger also is charged with obstruction of justice.