The Virginia State Bar is attempting to thwart the First Amendment, so says criminal law blogger. There is a fasciniating case brewing here in Virginia over a lawyer's First Amendment right to blog. The Virginia State Bar seeks to restrict the activity and has filed a bar complaint. The lawyer has responded by hiring the top First Amendment lawyer in the country, Rod Smolla.
You can read the bar complaint and professor Smolla's brief on lawyer blogging and the First Amendment here.