I kick myself for not thinking of Tom Withers as a resource earlier in this Scruggs mess, but it may not be over, so there’s still time. Tom is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and he has started a blog on federal criminal defense practice. Here’s a new post by Tom on the Scruggs case with some good insights on the plea colloquies, the style of writing in the defense motions and other topics. I tell you what, any lawyer who starts off his blogging career by sneaking in a T.S. Eliot quote and this line — "It has been said by one prosecutor that misprision is for girlfriends, but, apparently, that prosecutorial gift extends to sons as well" — is on the right track. These are the kinds of posts the world needs more of.