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Inside Legal Blogs [By Jeff] This week, saw Google go to China, Enron go to court, and John Kerry turn to the blogosphere for moral support. We bid a fond farewell to Sandra Day O’Connor and Alan Greenspan and offer a warm “Wazaaaaap!” to Sam Alito and Ben “Party Time” Bernanke.
Once again, I am faced with the daunting task
stand accused of a whole host of white-collar
In other blogly news, celebrity law blogger
of summarizing the best and most noteworthy
offenses stemming from the collapse of
David Lat, formerly known as Article III
in the legal blogosphere for the gentle readers
energy giant Enron. The Enron: Trialwatch
Groupie of Underneath Their Robes, has
of LawCrossing. I am inclined to just post a
blog and the Enron: Legal Commentary blog
returned to blogdom as the co-editor of the
link to Blawg Review and be done with it, but I
are particularly great, as cameras have been
satirical political blog Wonkette. It’s not easy
am told that I will not be paid unless I offer my
barred from the courtroom. The Enron trial
for a blogger to attain stardom. One route is
expert analysis as well. Because I am saving up
is shaping up to be better than the Michael
to publicly unmask your anonymous online
to buy a new boat, I will play along…for now.
Jackson and O.J. trials mashed together with a
persona, like Lat. Another popular method is
dollop of Bush v. Gore on top. I’m hoping these
to publish a blook, or an anthology your blogs.
guys are found not guilty. They have the perfect
The easiest way is to coin a phrase combining
qualifications to head the Federal Emergency
blog with another word, like “blawg” (blog +
law) or “blogerati” (blog + literati). I’m trying
Last week, everybody was blogging about Google’s battle with the Attorney General over surrendering search-result records. Google is still the talk of the law blogosphere;
to popularize “blabbage” (blog + cabbage) and
but this week, Google’s acquiescence to
Of course, this week, as every week, the most
censorship from the Chinese government is
talked-about issue was blogging itself. The
the topic of discussion. This comes on the
chief purpose of any blog is to offer a forum to
Finally, it is worth mentioning that Samuel Alito
heels of Microsoft’s decision to allow Chinese
anyone who wants to gripe about the minutiae
has taken his place on the U.S. Supreme Court,
blogs banned by the Chinese government to
of their lives, which no one would let them
much to the consternation of Senator John
be viewed outside of China. While we can all
complain about anywhere else. Such navel-
Kerry. Kerry used political blog The Daily Kos
agree that good, old-fashioned censorship is
gazing brought a few noteworthy subjects
to announce his intentions to block the Senate
American as apple pie, a little bit goes a long
to light this week. Solo practitioner Carolyn
vote for Alito by filibuster. Of interest to anyone
way. A great example of Chinese censorship
Elefant wrote about the invisible associate
concerned about the future of the Supreme
of Google has been passed from blog to blog.
syndrome at her blog My Shingle. More
Court are law professor Sandy Levinson’s
I first saw it here on the Crime & Federalism
specifically, she examined the trend of big
comments on Supreme Court term limits,
law firms forcing associates to blog without
which she posted on the blog Balkinization.
allowing them to take credit for their efforts. The implications of the Attorney General
Levinson identifies senility and political gaming
The topic was kicked over to trial attorney
potentially getting his hands on Google’s
as reasons to encourage Supreme Court term
Evan Schaeffer’s Legal Underground, where
search records have not yet been forgotten.
limits. I’m prepared to take this proposal one
Schaeffer argued that the hefty salaries offered
The Video Game Law Blog posed an interesting
step further and present my Logan’s Run
by big firms lessen the sting of toiling away
question here Could your innocent search
Proposal, whereby every citizen over the age
anonymously in the dark.
of 30 must report to the Homeland Security
queries bring you unwanted attention from the federal government? In this case, the blogger wonders if his search for video game weaponry could be mistaken for a genuine attempt to purchase weapons. I’d recommend not worrying about it. Guantanamo Bay is supposed
Bloggers Blog dug up an amusing blogonews story. In response to a libel suit brought against an anonymous blogger, the Delaware Supreme Court opted to protect the privacy of the blogger and recommended that the plaintiff
“blawnde” (blawg + blonde). Tell a friend.
Department for disintegration, preferably by some kind of laser. Write your Congressperson and, please, register for mandatory disintegration today.
start his own blog to get even. This decision
Jeff is a writer from Los Angeles, CA.
was rendered prior to federal legislation
Currently, he is the moderator of the
My favorite blogworthy event of late is the
that could put a maximum two-year prison
message boards at Judged.com, the largest
commencement of the Enron trial. Ken Lay,
sentence on being “annoying” while online.
insider source of law firm information.
Richard A. Causey, and Jeffrey K. Skilling
This could be bad news for Ann Coulter.
to be lovely this time of year.
Published on Nov 19, 2012
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