BRUMFIELD – Internet chat heats up talk about U.S. Attorney choice

Christi R. McCoy’s nomination to the Northern District U.S. Attorney’s post is on track and hasn’t hit a snag, sources close to the process tell the Daily Journal.

Tuesday, at least two Internet blog sites insisted the candidacy had run into trouble because McCoy once worked for then-attorney Joey Langston in Booneville, where she grew up.

A former Booneville municipal judge, McCoy has been an attorney since 1994 and has her own law practice in Oxford.

What’s behind the electronic sniping?

“We’re getting to a point where a decision is going to be made,” said Oxford attorney Tom Freeland, who runs his own eclectic blog at http://nmisscommentor.com.

“It’s not surprising that people with interests on various sides are starting to show elbows.”

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