A few California district attorneys are mad as hell at the press and they're not going to take it anymore. Critical media coverage has prompted local DAs in several communities to take on local newspaper criticism by posting responses on the Internet. It signals new media savvy among the prosecutors, but observers warn that it also carries potential risks, including prejudicing an active case, waiving work-product privileges or locking prosecutors into a strategy before the case fully develops.
Angry DAs Battle Critics on the Web
The National Law Journal
November 16, 2006