Steven Lubet

Steven Lubet is Williams Memorial Professor of Law at Northwestern University. His most recent book is Interrogating Ethnography: Why Evidence Matters (Oxford University Press).

Recent Articles

The Gawker Case Has Become More Interesting

Charles Harder, the lawyer who brought down Gawker, may have played fast and loose with legal ethics in that case. He now represents Donald Trump against Stormy Daniels.

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Reality TV star and former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, right, whose real name is Terry Bollea, and his attorney David Houston, left, look on as attorney Charles Harder, speaks during a news conference at the United States Courthouse, in Tampa, Florida. Review Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue By Ryan Holiday Portfolio/Penguin screen_shot_2018-06-13_at_2.47.04_pm.png P resident Trump has always been infuriated by bad press, and never more than when he learned of last January’s impending publication of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House . Leaked excerpts of the book showed Trump’s administration as full of “chaos and dysfunction,” with advisors and family members routinely sniping at one another while competing for the fleeting attention of their uninformed boss. Seeking to control the damage—or perhaps just change the narrative—Trump retained an attorney to send an eleven-page “cease and desist” letter...