Attorney Sean Conway agreed he was in the wrong when he referred to a controversial judge as an "evil, unfair witch" and "seemingly mentally ill" on a popular law blog two Halloweens ago. But following the intervention of the Florida Supreme Court, Conway is trying to get his conditional guilty plea tossed on the basis that the First Amendment protected his comments. The court has stiffened suggested penalties in several recent cases to drive home the point that it's getting tough on lawyer misconduct.
Attorney Argues His 'Witch' Comments About Judge Are Protected Speech
Daily Business Review
July 16, 2008