No doubt you’ve heard by now about Horace F. Hunter, the Richmond, Va., attorney who was hit with disciplinary charges by the Virginia State Bar over the criminal law blog where he writes about cases he has handled as well as other criminal-law issues. Two weeks ago, the bar gave Hunter a public admonition over his blogging and ordered him to add a disclaimer stating that his blog is advertising. Hunter is appealing the bar’s determination, asserting that it violates his First Amendment rights.
We’ve devoted the last two episodes of our Lawyer2Lawyer podcast to this issue:
- This week’s show, posted this morning, features my exclusive one-on-one interview with Hunter. He talks about his blog, the bar’s proceedings against him, and why he is continuing to fight this.
- Last week’s show discussed the Hunter case and its broader significance for legal blogging with three guests: Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and publisher of LexBlog; Eric E. Johnson, professor at the University of North Dakota School of Law and author of Blog Law Blog; and Peter Vieth, legal editor for Virginia Lawyers Weekly.