Fault Lines is the Seinfeld of the Criminal Blogosphere

Ken Womble of Fault Lines won the Simple Justice award for blog entry of 2015 and that is fitting. Scott Greenfield has been complaining about the lack of vibrancy in the criminal blogsphere and Womble is a refreshing… Read More

ABA Blawg 100 for 2013

I was honored to be included again on the ABA Journal’s list of the top 100 law blogs, this time for 2013. The Journal is now taking popular votes to determine the top law blog in each of… Read More

PDS Launches Criminal Law Blog

U.S. Capitol building

The Public Defender Service (PDS) has just begun a blog — the PDS Criminal Law Blog — that reviews recent D.C. Court of Appeals opinions.  With Samia Fam, Nancy Glass, Jackie Frankfurt, and a handful of other public… Read More

The ABA Journal’s Most-Voted-For Criminal Justice Blog for 2012

U.S. Capitol building

This blog again received the most popular votes in the criminal justice category of the ABA Blawg 100. Thank you very much to everyone who nominated and/or voted for it. Here are the blogs that received the most… Read More

Blawg Review #316: Where Are They Now?

In the Blawg Review I hosted last year, “Images from the Criminal Law Blawgosphere,” I took a look at the photographs bloggers use on their sites. I was intrigued, for example, by how bloggers portray themselves to their… Read More

On Starting a Law Blog: 10 Handy-Dandy Tips from a B-List Criminal Defense Blogger

  A while back, a criminal defense lawyer who was starting his own practice in D.C. called to ask me for advice on starting a blog. Great, I thought. Finally someone who wants to hear what I have… Read More

I’ll Press “Publish”

Jefferson Memorial

  Many mornings before the start of a trial, I find myself writing a blog entry.  This initially struck me as odd. Shouldn’t I be putting final touches on my opening statement and focusing on the issues I… Read More

The ABA Journal’s Most-Voted-For Criminal Justice Blog for 2011

U.S. Capitol building

  Thank you very much to everyone who voted in the 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100.  Included among the list of top 100 blogs overall, the Koehler Law Blog received the highest number of popular votes in the… Read More

The 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100

Aerial view of DC

Last year I wrote about the ABA’s annual list of the top 100 legal blogs – the ABA Journal Blawg 100 – asking readers to vote for their (and my) favorite blogs for 2010. I repeat that request… Read More

Rakofsky v. The Washington Post: Being on the Other End of the Attorney-Client Relationship

Jefferson and Washington monuments

Over at My Shingle, Carolyn Elefant muses about finding herself on the other end of the attorney-client relationship; in this case, as one of over 80 defendants in what started out as Rakofsky v. The Washington Post, what… Read More