Courtroom stuff: LawNewz is up and running, and Ghomeshi on trial this week

I meant to post this item a while ago, but other stuff got in the way (Donald Trump etc.). I notice LawNewz is up and running. This is that site from Dan Abrams focusing on all these high-profile cases that everyone gets excited about. With CourtTV long gone, any new outlet that could provide courtroom coverage is very much welcome. Right now, it seems to have a few articles up about that Steven Avery “Making a Murderer” case that all the Netflix fans are so excited over. 

I don’t know how much coverage this site will devote to the Jian Ghomeshi case, that is more of a sensation north of the border. In any event the big trial of the fallen ex-CBC host begins this week for sexual assault. Too bad this will not be shown live on TV, but that is what happens in Canada. Hopefully, the media outlets in Toronto will find a way for members of their depleted news staffs to cover the case and provide updates and live blogging. 

I notice there are articles up previewing the case and profiling the key players, including Marie Henein who was profiled in Toronto Life as Ghomeshi’s so-called “pitbull” defence counsel. Heck, Ghomeshi will need all the help he can get in this case.