The Satyriconistas are a diverse group of writers, all selected to write for the Legal Satyricon because of the quality of their work and the depth of their minds. Orthodoxy does not abound here. The opinions of one writer should not be, nor could they intelligently be, imputed to any other. Each speaks their own mind here, and when that mind disagrees with other Satyriconistas, all the better. We have conservative writers alongside liberal writers, feminist writers alongside a porn attorney.
The only common thread is that none of us take ourselves too seriously, and we are committed to fostering wide open and robust debate. Meet the Satyriconistas, in no particular order.
The “Active Duty” Satyriconistas
- Marc J. Randazza – First Amendment lawyer and former law professor. “Editor” would be a grandiose title for him, since the Satyriconistas all self-publish. Sultan of the Satyriconistas would be a more accurate statement. Randazza is general counsel for Corbin Fisher and Managing Partner of Randazza Legal Group. His areas of legal experience are primarily in the First Amendment, Trademark, Copyright, and Internet law realms. Read more here.
- Jay DeVoy
Jay DeVoy, more pompously J. Malcolm DeVoy IV, is an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada, and admitted to the bars of Nevada and Wisconsin. Having appeared in numerous federal intellectual property matters since becoming an attorney in 2010, DeVoy has acquired more published decisions than pieces of furniture. Whilst at the University of Wisconsin Law School, DeVoy was Madison’s second most famous blogger – presumably much to Ann Althouse’s displeasure.
- Charles Platt
Charles Platt is a contributing editor to Make Magazine, which encourages people to hack existing technology and build new things.
Previously he was one of three senior writes for Wired. Born in England, he studied economics at Cambridge University, but dropped out to be a writer and moved to New York City. In the 1970s he experienced a political epiphany when he saw a one-minute public service rebuttal on TV, questioning New York rent control. He realized that he was more a libertarian than a liberal, and wrote a novel titled Free Zone to celebrate his conversion. His subsequent nonfiction book, Anarchy Online, was a spirited defense of freedoms on the internet. He supports CATO, the Institute for Justice, and Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and hangs out in Northern Arizona among extremists who share his paranoid mindset.
- Tatiana von Tauber Tatiana von Tauber is our resident expert on feminist theory, but she brings so much more to the mix. Tatiana is an artist and photographer, writer and blogger whose life is centered on exploring and understanding the philosophy of love, sexuality and eroticism and its influences on society and consciousness, growth and existential freedom and all things feminine through various artistic and creative forms.
- Jason Fischer As a former software developer, Fischer is our resident g33k whose interests lie mostly in the nexus between law and tech. As a self-described rational conservative, he attempts to bring some balance to the sometimes overly-leftist ravings that appear on the Legal Satyricon. Jason completed his J.D. at Barry University School of Law, magna cum laude (where he booked Randazza’s trademarks class) and was recently admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Florida Bar.
- Beth Hutchens is an Intellectual Property attorney with a penchant for good Scrabble® words. She is licensed to practice in Arizona and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and would have touted her g33k status, but Fisher had seniority. She eats, sleeps, and breathes all things IP with a special place in her heart for antitrust suits. Beth frequently consults her Magic 8 Ball for guidance.
- Vaughn Greenwalt – Vaughn just took the California Bar, and is currently the recipient of an Entertainment Law Fellowship at Liberty Media Holdings.
The “Reservist” Satyriconistas – Alumni and Occasional Contributors
- Matthew C. Sanchez
- Jonathon Blevins
- Sam Lea
- Tara Kirsten King
- Lateigra Cahill
- Tara Warrington
- Bob Berger
- Sean O’Connor
- Christopher Harbin
- Zac Papantoniou
- Jessica Christensen
Guide for Recruits
The Legal Satyricon always looking for active duty and reservist Satyriconistas. Whether you wish to contribute a single piece, or become an active member of the revolution, the Legal Satyricon is always looking for a few good contributors. There are two ways to become a Satyriconista:
- Method 1: Come to our headquarters with two black shirts, two pairs of black pants, one pair of black boots, two pairs of black socks, one black jacket, an army surplus mattress, and three hundred dollars personal burial money. Wait outside for three days, rain or shine. If you are still there three days later, we will begin your training.
- Method 2: Email story pitches and/or correspondent ideas to Marc J. Randazza by using the contact form.