Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Posada Carriles trial: Google in the courtroom?

Just Google it

Lawyers in the Luis Posada Carriles case want to use computers in the courtroom when the defendant goes on trial in El Paso on March 1.
U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone said Wednesday she wants to know more details before ruling on their request. The judge wrote:
...the Court asks both the government and Defendant to submit to the Court a brief description of the technology they would like to use during the upcoming trial.
The judge's order requesting information doesn't make clear if the lawyers want to use their computers to do research online or to consult materials already stored on their computers.
I can already imagine the courtroom chatter:
Prosecutor: We'll be ready in a minute, judge. We just need to Google that last witness.


Defense lawyer: MapQuest shows that our defendant couldn't possibly have been at the scene of the crime by 9 p.m.
Cardone said she wants to hear back from the lawyers by Feb. 18.

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