On Commies, Pinkos, Fags and Happyspherers

Mark Bennett coined the term “Happysphere” a while back, and it has now become a phrase that you need to throw into a blog entry every once in a while to show that you are a member of… Read More

Toward a “Flawging Quotient”: Justifications of a Self-Professed Flawger

There was an extended discussion over at Simple Justice recently about “flawging,” a phrase used, as I understand it, to describe blogs that are intended primarily as marketing tools for their authors. Antonin Pribetic, the blogger who coined… Read More

On Blogrolls and Egotism

Over at People v. State, John Kindley announces that, as part of his “intermittent quest for minimalism,” he has eliminated the blogroll and links page on his blog.  In its stead, he has inserted a drop-down menu in… Read More

Good Samaritans — Not! — Captured on Video

It’s rare that we get a video this good, the prosecutor tells me as he hands me the DVD.  Usually with the metro cameras, he says, they are on the other side of the platform and you can… Read More

On Building a Support Network as a Solo Practitioner

One of the things I liked best about the Philadelphia public defender’s office – in addition to the camaraderie and sense of shared mission — was the support you got from other lawyers.  If you had a legal… Read More

Why I Like Surveillance Cameras

A proposal to install indoor surveillance cameras at Fairfax County schools in Virginia has created quite a controversy.  With many parents still upset over harsh disciplinary practices in the schools that have led to a couple of suicides,… Read More

On Prison Tapes: Eavesdropping on Your Client

I am dealing with a “hide-the-ball”-type prosecutor in Virginia. I have gotten spoiled from working with D.C. prosecutors; they are usually pretty upfront about what they have against your client.  There are no ambushes or surprises.  Your client… Read More

Technical Problems and Apologies

This whole Internet/social media thing can be a bother.   A while back, I had someone impersonating me on Twitter, posting all sorts of inane things under my name, photograph, and biographical information.  I have recently been experiencing problems… Read More

Brian Tannebaum: On the Ethics of On-Line Marketing

From My Law License:  The video speaks for itself.   ROI 2011: Brian Tannebaum – Ethics and Online Marketing from Radius of Influence on Vimeo.

Update on “Facebook Burglar” and Other Stories

You can always come here for the exclusive story.  And there is no one more adept at re-packaging stale news stories from other sources than I. Last December I was one of only 150 news outlets/bloggers to cover… Read More