Please read Yair Rosenberg’s article on the legal blog known as “The Volokh Conspiracy”

I urge consumers of this insignificant backwater law blog to read Yair Rosenberg,The Volokh Conspiracy Is Out To Get You—And Everyone in America [–] Run by a Soviet Jewish legal scholar, the blog took on the ACA and is now hosted by the ‘Washington Post,’ Tablet Magazine (April 3, 2014 12:00 AM).  In my estimation, the article conclusively shows why competently authored legal blogs can make contributions to the understanding and development of the law which equal or exceed that of older forms of legal scholarship like law reviews. Besides, the article is a captivating piece on a polymath, Professor Eugene Volokh, and the brilliant band with whom he conspires.




A whimsical idea

In addition to the wonderful writing and fascinating substance of the blog, I like the masthead of The Volokh Conspiracy.  It reads, “Mostly law professors, blogging about whatever we want since 2002.” That got me thinking. (I know. Don’t say it.)

What if a bunch of senior and retired federal district judges started a blog about the federal trial courts entitled, say, “The aging (and self-styled) aristocrats of the Article III trial courtroom.” The masthead might read: “Probably pompous, but certainly old, federal trial judges (sometimes) blogging about stuff they know something about.”

Alas, there is no chance. As trial judges, we are too used to being the monarch. But, then again, it could be wicked fun.



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