CA renews bid to suspend Jackson doctor's license

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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray poses for a photo as he opens the Acres Homes Cardiovascular Center at the Tidwell Professional Building, in Houston. Murray is the target of a manslaughter investigation into the singer's death. A search warrant filed in a Houston court Thursday July 23, 2009 allowed authorities to seek evidence of whether Dr. Conrad Murray committed manslaughter. The doctor accused of administering a powerful anesthetic that killed pop star Michael Jackson has helped stabilize a young woman who fell unconscious on a US Airways jet to Phoenix.

California's medical board is again asking a judge to suspend the license of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death.

The state attorney general's office argued in a brief filed Monday that the current prohibition against Dr. Conrad Murray using anesthetics is insufficient.

The filing states that there is nothing preventing Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, from practicing medicine in California.

Murray's attorneys have opposed all efforts to suspend his license and said the doctor will not practice medicine in California.

Murray's fight to keep his medical license is likely to be the dominant issue when he appears in court on Monday.

Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff said he would respond to the new filing in writing later this week.

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