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The Seven Deadly Sins of Blawgers

Legal bloggers are a sinful lot, judging by Blawg Review #198. This week's Blawg Review host, Jeremy J. Richey, author of The East Central Illinois Criminal law & DUI Weblog, looks out over the week's multitude of posts by legal bloggers and all he sees are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride, better known to biblical scholars as the seven deadly sins.

Lust? In a legal blog? Richey finds it in a post about Miami's unsuccessful attempt to shut down a gay voyeur site operating out of a residential house and in another about the legality of lusting for animals. As for the other six, suffice to say these are lawyers we're talking about. Gluttony? When I think of that word in the context of lawyers, I envision overstuffed suits in high-end steak houses. But Richey, DUI lawyer that he is, finds an example in a post about one too many.

It just gets easier from there on down the list. Greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride? Hey, lawyers don't just see this stuff every day, they act it out. That said, it might be hard to match Richey's find in the pride category -- a post about lawyer Marc Dreier's bid to establish a luxurious private prison all to himself. Richey harvests many more examples of sin from the vineyards of legal bloggers, so be sure to read his entire post.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on February 12, 2009 at 04:31 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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