… so that he may continue to blog for free.

At issue, as Ben explains in this post, is a rule in Ben’s home state of Kentucky that could require lawyers who blog to pay $50 every time they post. Kentucky lawyers must submit a copy of any advertising — broadly defined to include any communication that contains a lawyer’s name — along with a $50 filing fee every time the content is modified.

For more on Ben’s plight, see David Giacalone (who brought it to my attention), Eugene Volokh and Dennis Kennedy.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.