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September 7, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

LAWYER DISCIPLINE....RealityChecker proposes a fine new way to combine blogs with Google's ranking system in order to punish evildoers such as lawyers who file frivolous lawsuits against Al Franken:

I have my own suggestion for better lawyer discipline. It is based on the ideas of leading conservatives like Bill Bennett, who have argued that it is a good thing to publicly humiliate unwed mothers. Their theory is that the fear of shame will reduce the number of illegitimate children. Is this a good theory? I don't know, but I do know that if it works for unwed mothers, it should also work for wayward lawyers--you know, like the ones who bring those frivolous lawsuits, including the one by Fox News against Al Franken.

....Let's make use of the power of hypertext, the World Wide Web and sophisticated search engines like Google to spread the infamy more effectively. According to [James] Grimaldi, Hogan & Hartson LLP was the law firm that represented Fox and the individual lawyers were Dori Ann Hanswirth, Tracey A. Tiska and Katherine M. Bolger, all from Hogan's New York office.

The more of us who link to this, the more likely it is that this page will be the first one people hit if they use Google to check out this law firm or any of these lawyers. Sounds like a worthy effort to me.

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