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Legal Blogger: Goodbye to All That

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with Bench Conference, Andrew Cohen's Washington Post blog about various matters legal. In a post this morning, Goodbye to All That, Cohen says that he is stepping away from blogging to focus on other work, particularly his CourtWatch column for CBS News, where he is legal editor and chief legal analyst, and his weekly horse racing column.

A 1991 graduate of Boston University law school, Cohen's blogging will best be remembered for his series of posts last year making the case for the removal of then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The series -- which is collected here -- has been nominated for several journalism awards. He is most proud of that series, he writes, adding that he came to understand that blogging is hard work:

Unless you are a celebrity and can write down what you had for lunch and call it a blog, It is no easy thing to write a daily weblog. As columnist Jonathan Alter once said, to truly write a blog right would take a monumental amount of time. He was right. It took a ton of time just to post my decidedly imperfect entries here almost every day. And there were many days when I wished I had more time -- or simply more energy -- to post twice or to add to an existing post. I will try harder next time.

Cohen may have found blogging difficult, but he consistently set a high standard, to my mind. Rarely did a post of his fail to inform and instruct.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on January 30, 2008 at 12:35 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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