Rules are, well, rules. My number one rule is simple: This is my blog, and I will do with it what I want and that includes (1) trashing your comments if they annoy me or (2) barring you from the site because I think you are crazy. I have other rules, but I am not going to tell you about them because my number one rule covers the waterfront.
Here are a few tips that may help you from violating my rules:
I love good writing, particularly about federal trial judges. I am fine with snark (particularly if it is directed at me), but I don’t like nasty or mean. I don’t like bullies or character assassins. I don’t like repetitive rants. I don’t like the terminally stupid. I greatly prefer reasons rather than conclusions. I am bored by those who think law is politics by another name–that’s not legal realism, it’s just plain stupid.
Finally, if you engage with this blog, be aware that you take risk especially because I don’t promise to have or enforce rules and because I owe you nothing, In short, volenti non fit injuria.