Do lawyers check their free speech rights at the courthouse? That's what some wonder now that a defense attorney faces charges for blog comments he made about a Florida judge. Constitutional experts say attorneys give up the full force of the First Amendment when they join the Bar, but some lawyers say they have every right to speak their minds. The debate resurfaced after the State Bar found probable cause against the attorney for calling the judge an "evil, unfair witch" who is "seemingly mentally ill."
Attorney Whose Blog Post Blasted Controversial Judge Fights Bar Investigation
Daily Business Review
December 20, 2007