I just looked at my Weebly stats and noticed I had a wild spike of visitors on Sept. 16. (Yes, 50 visitors counts as a wild spike when I can usually count on one hand.) Curiously, this also is the day as the publication of a law review article in which I was prominently featured. Coincidence? Perhaps.
The article was by Reed Smith attorneys Mark Tamburri and Tom Pohl who represented me earlier this year on a court motion that sought to keep me from tweeting during a trial. It was an interesting court battle that pitted the interest in a fair trial against that of a free press. We won, mostly (I think) because the other attorney's motion was so poorly written. In the end, the judge didn't explicitly say I could tweet. Rather, he refused to say I couldn't. So, it didn't set a precedent of any kind.
However, social media reporting is an issue courts will have to address. And that's what the law review article is about. Mark and Tom make some fine points in it. I wish I could post a link, but the article is on a subscription only site. When I have more energy I'll come back and update this post to include more details.
It's midnight and I'm exhausted but I can't sleep. A sinus infection is keeping me up. Worse, I finished all the sweet-and-sour soup I picked up on my way home from work. That stuff is a miracle cure. The Chinese should market it as medicine.