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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

A Note on Not Covering (here) the Dan Markel trial

Hi friends, I received several questions from friends this week about why Prawfsblawg is not covering the trial of those (thus far) who have been charged with the murder of our blog's founder, beloved leader, colleague, scholar and teacher. We have posted about this decision in the past and I thought I'd reiterate for those who were unaware. We at Prawfs made a decision shortly after Dan's death that this blog, one of Dan's great legacies, will continue to celebrate his life and his love of all things scholarship and legal academia. We decided we would not cover the circumstances of his death and the investigation and the ongoing legal process related to his murder. A friend wrote me today that he was unaware that this was a deliberate collective decision and that he felt it "might be a good post on Prawfs to explain what otherwise might seem as silence on the issue."

So there you have it. I can personally say that I have been glued to the live viewing of the trial that started last Thursday and am following all the coverage. In the past two days, I basically haven't been doing much else other than following the trial and teaching my classes. And I miss our friend every day. 

Posted by Orly Lobel on October 2, 2019 at 09:46 PM | Permalink


thanks Orin, you are the expert so would love at some point to hear your thoughts.

Posted by: Orly Lobel | Oct 3, 2019 4:01:24 PM

Thanks for this, Orly. I've been watching a lot of it, too.

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Oct 3, 2019 3:19:29 PM

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