Because of push-back several years ago he shut down his popular blog "Hercules and the umpire." Those not directly connected to the legal sector felt it provided an insider look.
However, he was attacked by insiders. And managed to survive it. He's still on the bench. One must keep in mind that, in general, the legal sector is a stodgy profession.
Plaintiff lawyers are among the few who dare introduce rogue strategies. Recall Motley Rice's application of public nuisance to traditional product liability law. That had Sherwin-Williams and other former lead paint manufacturers/marketers busy in court for years and years. Law firm Jones Day got plenty of business out of that and is still at it in California.
Now, according to Max Mitchell at Law.com, Judge Kopf will probably again get off the hook.
This time the dust-up is about a tweet. In it he compared the organization Law Clerks for Workplace Accountability to those associated with the Spanish Inquisition. The group is seeking input to the federal judiciary's review of sexual harassment policies.
There are those of us who wish that Judge Kopf will resurrect his blog "Hercules and the umpire."
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