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So It's Come to This: Blogger Brett Snider's 10 Favorite Posts

By Brett Snider, Esq. on January 07, 2015 2:59 PM

After being a Senior Writer with FindLaw's Consumer Blogs for almost two years, I've written quite a few posts -- over 2,000 if you're keeping score.

In all that time, there were obviously some posts that were better than others and some that were... best left unsaid. But why focus on the negative when there are real gems that came out of my time with FindLaw's Blogs?

As I transition from the Blogs team to FindLaw's Direct to Consumer unit, I've been asked to reflect on 10 of my favorite posts during my tenure as a writer. Here they are:

  1. Supreme Court Rules on Gay Marriage Cases -- I moved to California just as Proposition 8 was passed, barring gay marriage, and almost five years later I was able to report on the crippling of DOMA and the death of Prop 8 at the hands of the Supreme Court.
  2. Marathon Explosion: Good Samaritan Laws -- My first post as a FindLaw blogger was a doozy, explaining how Good Samaritan Laws impacted the disastrous events of the Boston Marathon explosion.
  3. Summer Lovin': 3 Potential Ways to Sue After Sex -- This article had a truckload of euphemisms in it, but my favorite was (and still is) "boink session."
  4. Texas' AG Was Law School Pals With Gay Marriage Plaintiff -- I've been lucky enough to correspond with a gay marriage plaintiff from Texas who was actually law school friends with Texas' former attorney general (and now governor-elect). This post really crystallized many of my feelings about marriage equality and my home state.
  5. Woman Robs Bank Armed With Pasta Sauce -- My family loves this one for some reason. Food puns probably.
  6. Courtroom Etiquette 101: Speaking to Judges -- Proper etiquette in court is important, and I know this for a fact -- especially if you're an attorney.
  7. Hipster Beekeepers: Don't Get Stung by the Law -- I've never attempted urban beekeeping, but this post did teach me how to make a bee symbol on Twitter, for which I am eternally grateful.
  8. Man Swung Genitals at Women 'in a Rotary Helicopter Motion': Cops -- This is likely the closest that I ever got to ending a blog title with the word "Penis." But the revised title seems to get the point across.
  9. When Police Want to Question You, Can You Say 'No'? -- You rarely ever have to speak to the police if you don't want to, and I think that this post explains why.
  10. Goodbye Nuclear Waste Fees: Return to Yucca Mtn. -- This post had it all: nuclear waste, a Disney movie reference, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission getting benchslapped by the D.C. Circuit.

I will always have fond memories of my time in the trenches with FindLaw's Consumer Blogs team. But I'm now looking forward to a new challenge as Product Manager for FindLaw's Direct to Consumer team (which oversees FindLaw's Legal Forms and free Newsletters, among other offerings).

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