Chris Coleman's Attorneys Apparently Lack Internet Access
So, today we're scratching our silky white coif and nervously fraying the lapels of our seersucker suit as we contemplate the following:
Why are the attorneys for accused murderer Chris Coleman subpoenaing local media outlets for their new stories and television coverage of their client?
As the Belleville News-Democrat reports, the lawyers are most likely trying to convince the judge that a change of venue is needed.
But is it really necessary to subpoena news agencies for such information?
Such a move may have made sense during Matlock's glorious prime-time run (1986-1994), but today?
Couldn't Coleman's lawyers simply type their client's name into Google and voilà! -- thousands of news articles about the horrific murder of May 5? And don't they also have access to Lexis/Nexis for a more comprehensive search?
Again, we're not lawyers. Perhaps they need a first-hand account directly from the news agencies in order to convince the judge that local coverage of the case merits a change of venue.
Still, seems strange to Matlock. But enough 'bout that. Let's go get some hot dogs!