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06 May

Jon Katz on Youtube: Know Your Rights

Jon Katz on empowering yourself with the police A neophyte to getting videos uploaded to YouTube, I learned that my part-time assistant is schooled in YouTube and video production. Yesterday, I dusted off my videocamera and my wife's tripod to make my first Underdog blog video....

16 Jul

Avvogatto in AVVO

  Image from Library of Congress's website. Blogger Scott Greenfield has written repeatedly about (partly) consumer-driven lawyer ranking site AVVO (whose spelling can mistakenly be seen as "awo", depending on how closely one's computer screen places the vees in the word). Having learned about AVVO from Scott's site,...

23 Jan

Who is Maryland’s 2007 legal newsmaker?

  Image from Library of Congress's website. Recently I learned that a legal affairs writer suggested, on the Maryland Daily Record's blog, that I might have been among Maryland's top 2007 legal newsmakers in terms of having "the greatest impact – positive or negative – on Maryland law or...

18 Jan

The camera never blinks

As much as I worship at the altar of the First Amendment, that does not automatically justify worshipping journalists. (Image from the public domain). Last year, I spoke on a criminal continuing legal education panel where a lawyer who had a high-profile case said "No publicity is...