Frustrated at being "unable to get any credit" for his successful blog, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lat recently outed himself as the author of "Underneath Their Robes." Almost immediately after that, he took down the site, which a department spokesman said violated a requirement to seek approval before speaking in the media. Whether or not Lat loses his job for dishing dirt about federal judges, the abrupt end to his blog may give pause to other DOJ lawyers eyeing online outlets for their creativity.
Blog's Demise May Chill Other Federal Lawyers' Online Comments
New Jersey Law Journal
November 21, 2005