On our last podcast, Legal Blogging, Ethics and First Amendment Rights, we were joined by three bloggers who discussed the case surrounding Richmond, Virginia attorney, Horace Hunter and the Virginia State Bar Association, over his controversial criminal law blog. On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi chats with Attorney Horace F. Hunter from Hunter & Lipton, PC, about this widely-publicized controversy, his appeal and the impact of his now infamous blog on the legal blogosphere.
Should lawyers blog about specifics in their cases? The Virginia State Bar Association has sanctioned Attorney Horace Hunter for blogging about a case and he’s appealing based on First Amendment rights. A Virgina Lawyers Weekly article and a Washington Post article brought attention to this story which has wide impact in the legal blogosphere. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Publisher of LexBlog, Eric E. Johnson from The University of North Dakota School of Law and Peter Vieth, Legal Editor for Virginia Lawyers Weekly, to talk about this controversial case, lawyers blogging and their First Amendment rights.