I'd been meaning to write something for a while about the Da Vinci Code case, and the somewhat complicated position I found myself in. While I can have no truck with the ludicrous plotting and just plain bad writing of Dan Brown, he had to win this case. It was obvious right from the beginning that Baigent and Leigh were chancing their collective arms (4 arms - you need that many to hold all the sacks of money), there was a dangerous precedent at stake here.
Like I said, I had been been meaning to write something and didn't get around to it. Luckily, there's an excellent summary over at Language Log, so I'm just going to refer you over there.