Dec 17, 2009 An ABA Journal Blawg 100 vote for Legal Satyricon is a vote for robust, unvarnished blawgspeak
On the surface, the Legal Satyricon’s Marc Randazza joyfully throws F-bombs, zealously bestows asshat awards, and routinely disses the residents of his former state of abode. Deeper down, he cares deeply about justice, and about lending a hand or idea to his fellow lawyers fighting on the same side of the Constitution. He may throw F-bombs more frequently, publicly, and precisely than I, but a deep caring for civil liberties and for humanity by those in power — and by everyone else –is a very common source for each of our F-bomb throwing and ranting and raving.
I look forward to the day we first meet, having been in email and phone contact for a few years now. Marc routinely attends the twice-yearly First Amendment Lawyers Association meetings. It is time for me to get back in the meetings’ saddle after being away from them for over five years.
Were Marc not a leading contender for the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 IMHO category, I would not have taken up blogspace on the race, in part because I am left to wonder how fair the process was in reaching the initial list of contenders and in part because I am cynical whether the ABA would do enough to expose blawgs as plain-spoken and worthwhile as Marc’s, rather than using tokenism in highlighting his blog at all.
Marc’s Legal Satyricon is leading the IMHO category polls, and I encourage votes for Legal Satyricon from those of you who recognize the need for such a blawg as his, which decries and stands up to lands of bland and mediocrity (and stupidity), and which does a great job of conveying his views — whether you agree or disagree with them — with very little marketing in the way, and with no boss looking over Marc’s shoulder.