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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Reminder: Blogging is Hard Work

You remember that really promising blog by a bunch of SCOTUS clerks?  Well, not what it was called--but you do remember that it existed, I'm sure.  It was well-written, interesting, and influential.  Maybe it is too early to write its obit.  But it is hard not to notice that it just doesn't get updated enough to be a serious voice anymore.  This serves as a reminder that even really smart, well-qualified people do not a good blog make.  Blogging is hard work, even if the addiction carries most of us through most of the time.




Posted by Ethan Leib on August 9, 2005 at 12:30 PM in Blogging | Permalink


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For me too blogging became a chore,
And at times even a bore,
Until I resolved to do in rhyme,
And say, "It's for fun
And not a job to be done",
Wink, smile, chuckle and have a good time.

Posted by: nk | Aug 10, 2005 4:31:01 PM

I'd like to add what a great blog this is. As a conservative/libertarian, I don't often agree with what I see. But I do enjoy it. I also appreciate that you enable comments, rather than cowering like some other law-professor bloggers.

Posted by: George of the (Legal) Jungle | Aug 9, 2005 8:23:11 PM

No one at the site will answer the question whether the former clerks who served as sources for the VF article breached their oaths of confidentiality. I didn't ask them to name names. All I asked (twice!) was whether there was a breach. The (conspiracy of) silence is telling.

Posted by: George of the (Legal) Jungle | Aug 9, 2005 8:13:45 PM

The website you link to is actually the "Supreme Court Extra" part of their blog. The main blog can be found at http://thinkprogress.org/ and seems to be updated on an almost daily basis.

Posted by: coffeydk | Aug 9, 2005 6:13:12 PM

Actually, that blog seems to have transformed itself into the Former Supreme Court Clerk Ethics blog, with the penultimate post forming a 60+ comment ongoing thread about what former clerks should be allowed to disclose:


Posted by: Joel Joel | Aug 9, 2005 12:41:08 PM

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