What is this?

Writ Large is a blog by Jim Oliphant, a Washington-based writer for the Chicago Tribune. And it’s about everything that I write about and more. That includes the Supreme Court, legal affairs, politics, business, government. Most important, though, is that I’m the single father of a daughter, so while I am trying to figure out of all of that stuff, I’m also working my through the most difficult assignment of all, being a parent. 

Here’s the bio, for what it’s worth:

James Oliphant is a national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. Based in Washington, he writes primarily about the intersection of law, government and politics and covers the U.S. Supreme Court and the Justice Department. This election cycle, he has, among other things, followed the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Prior to joining the Tribune, he served as editor in chief of Legal Times, a newspaper that reports on law, government and lobbying in Washington. There, he greatly expanded the newspaper’s online presence, launching a blog and redesigning its websites, as well reaffirming the print publication’s commitment to in-depth and narrative journalism. Previously, he covered the Justice Department for the paper. He also spent three years as a legal affairs writer for the Daily Business Review, based in Miami, Florida. He is a licensed attorney, who practiced corporate litigation for years with law firms in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He lives in Arlington, Virginia and has a cat named after a Supreme Court justice. His life often resembles a country music song. 

(Whew. I sure wouldn’t want to be that guy! )

Read Writ Large‘s Infrequently Asked Questions for more info.

One response to “What is this?

  1. Hello. Just letting you know that we’ve added Writ Large to our blawg directory:


    and hope you consider adding ABAJournal.com to your blogroll.

    Sarah Randag
    Web Producer
    ABA Journal

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