Judge Posner, who contributes to a blog, said government employees
should be free to blog.
"If he does it on his own time and does not compromise his official
duties in some way, I don't see the problem," the judge said in an e-
mail message. "We have free speech too, don't we?
"If Lat appears before judges whom he's made fun of in his blog or
who may be offended by the blog (the humorless judges), then there
might be a problem, though only a problem if he is 'outed' - and he
You have a right to free speech but not to anonymous free speech. You don't
have a right to be insulated from any response or reaction to your speech.
And if he put himself in an uncomfortable position because of something he
has said... in the parenting world, we call that a consequence.