As is statutorily required for any middle-aged white man in America, I am affiliated with several podcasts.

On the Serious Trouble podcast, Josh Barro and I explore the legal trials and travails of prominent American figures, with a focus on criminal justice, First Amendment issues, and particularly embarrassing or interesting civil cases.

On All The Presidents Lawyers, Josh Barro and I covered the legal tribulations of the Trump Administration and its assorted characters. Though the show has ended you can still listen to the back catalog.

Make No Law was my podcast about important Supreme Court free speech cases, and ran on the Legal Talk Network. It’s some of my best work (thanks largely to the terrific people at LTN) and I’m proud of it.


I’ve been published, usually on criminal justice or free speech issues.

Go Ahead And Hate Gawker, But Don’t Cheer Its Downfall — Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2015

Confessions of An Ex-Prosecutor — Reason, June 23, 2016

Actually, Hate Speech Is Protected Speech — Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2017

Tripping Up Trump — National Review, June 19, 2017

Can Michael Cohen Bring Down Donald Trump? — New York Times, August 22, 2018

Can Sexual Harassment Training Stop The Next Les Moonves? — The Atlantic, September 11, 2018

Why Did Manafort Cooperate With Trump Over Mueller? — New York Times, November 28, 2018

Three Remarkable Things About Michael Cohen’s Plea — The Atlantic, November 29, 2018

Manafort, Cohen, and Individual 1 Are In Grave Danger — The Atlantic, December 8, 2018

Note To Michael Flynn: Federal Court Is Not Twitter — The Atlantic, December 18, 2018

Roger Stone’s Greatest Liability — The Atlantic, January 26, 2019

Reckless Even By Roger Stone’s Standards — The Atlantic, February 19,

6 Reasons Paul Manafort Got Off So Easily — The Atlantic, March 9, 2019

Bart’s Startling And Unseemly Haste — The Atlantic, March 24, 2019

Robert Mueller Wishes You’d Read His Report — The Atlantic, May 29, 2019

Thirty-Two Short Stories About Death In Prison — The Atlantic, August 13, 2019

Don’t Use These Free Speech Arguments Ever Again — The Atlantic, August 22, 2019

Suicide Is Not An Act of Cowardice — The Atlantic, January 7, 2020