Mickey Kaus links to this story about “the federal government’s decision to drop subpoenas issued to The New York Times and the writer of a series of articles the newspaper published in 1998 about former CIA operative Luis Posada Carrile.” Says Kaus:
“Are you a New York Times writer facing a government subpoena? Hint: Those who don’t go with Floyd Abrams as their lawyer tend to stay out of jail!”
That doesn’t seem particularly fair. Clearly the hardest cases go to Abrams. Not that he necessarily takes them, mind you. Not at all.