A Tennessee defense attorney is arguing for a change of venue in a racially charged double murder by citing blog postings -- a move that observers say may become more common. Philip Lomonaco says in his brief that blogs "helped create an urban legend surrounding the details of the final state of the victims' bodies -- details meant to outrage and taint any jury pool." The chairman of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section says it's the first time he's heard of blogs being cited in a change-of-venue motion.
Blogs Cited as Reason for Attorney's Change-of-Venue Request
The National Law Journal
December 4, 2007