Saturday, December 31, 2005

N.J. prosecutor leaves job, takes down his blog

David Lat, who worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Newark, left that post effective yesterday.

In an interview with The New Yorker in November, Lat revealed that he was the blogger behind "Underneath Their Robes," an unconventional and at times, humorous look at the members of the federal judiciary. In a November 14 post, Lat wrote that the blog has been taken offline.

Contacted by the Star-Ledger , Lat would only say that "You'll be hearing from me more." In an e-mail sent to his colleagues yesterday, he said he would be heading to Washington to work.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said Lat made the decision to leave and that his blog had nothing to do with that choice. The spokesman further stated that "There was no effort to force him (Lat) out of the office at all. He was very good at what he did."

* Update 1/3/06: Romenesko reports that Lat will begin blogging on Wonkette, taking over for Ana Marie Cox.


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