So as it turns out, today marks a year of blogging. Or in the charming narcisistic vernacular of the blogosphere: Happy Blog-a-versary to me...
Thanks to all of you for tuning in to some of the last 365 days worth of ranting about indigent defense and fulminating about the state of the world. Some first year stats: Just over 5,000 people have read the blog (the counter went in about 6 months ago) and if you were to do a Google search for "indefensible" the first two results would be me.
And what is to come?
Well, if all goes well, my book will come out in the next year and I'll have a darn good time running around trying to publicize it.
And in the interim...
I'll be here blogging. Maybe even about a few of the things Google also terms "indefensible" such as:
--Bill Frist's Tax measures
--The Hitler/Stalin Pact
--The Electoral College
Ah...so much to discuss.
After all, NOA is still out there. Prosecutors are still visciously screwing over indigent defendants by withholding exculpatory evidence, and advocating for outrageous sentences. Politicians are still catering to victims at the expense of process and justice, and judges are still pandering to the press and seeking to burnish their "tough on crime" credentials at the expense of poor folks and black folks.
All in all, it seems like there is plenty to be pissed off about, and plenty of wrongs to right, or at least to write about.
So thanks for reading, and here's to another year of the intermittent musings of a pedantic public defender...