June 23, 2005

Missing the blogging boat.

One thing about being a blogging lawprof is that if a new Supreme Court case comes out and you let four hours pass without blogging about it, you seem to have missed the boat entirely. I was teaching my two-hour Conlaw class this morning and saw, during my ten minute break, that the Court had decided the long-awaited Takings Clause case. Since then, I've finished my class, answered my email, relocated to home, gotten some lunch, and read a few more pages of the morning newspaper I started reading at 6 a.m.

So is it too late to talk about the new case? Has everyone already said everything that can be said? The world whooshes by so quickly these days.

Cheeseburger in Paradise

13 comments:

J. Blair said...

Ann, you can still get the scoop on the Gay Flag Burning Ban Amendment...

http://armedvictim.blogspot.com/

dax said...

Waiting for your "take" because I am speechless.
I am curious to hear what these judges can possibly be thinking of and I would love to hear arguments
I am in the commercial real estate business and I can't think of a more seismic moment/ruling in real estate law.

Harkonnendog said...

Your readers do not read you because you cover sujbects nobody else does. I read the roundups found via Instapundit and then came her for the definitive take. Saved the best for last. And instead I get this?
Are you turning slacker or something? Come on... get it together!

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for the encouragement Harkonnedog. Having missed the first wave of reaction, I'm going to read the case a bit closely and write something later. I'll be on the late boat. I've got a couple things I've got to do first, so come back later this evening.

Jonathan said...

I think that a lot of us have already made up our minds that the SC is a bunch of jerks. OTOH I really like the photo you posted.

Dave said...

Sometimes the best reactions are the measured and considered ones.

That can require time.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm glad you liked the photo. It's from Cheeseburger in Paradise.

Geitner said...

Ann, I've had a horrendously busy day here at work. So, as I belatedly go to the blogs for analysis on Kelo -- yes, I am keenly interested in reading what you, in particular, have to say.

In fact, the whole time I was checking out the posts at SCOTUS.blog, I was thinking, "I wonder what Ann has to say on this?"

You've built up a lot of credibility in these situations.

Geitner Simmons
journalist/blogger in Omaha

Stephen said...

This is definitely a case where it's not too late. Most of what I've read so far (which is little, as I'm not actively searching for it) has been hasty, overview statements on the case.

I haven't seen anything in depth yet, and the only intriguing post so far has been Eugene Volokh, and he's not even addressing the merits of the case, but a tangential idea.

Kathleen B. said...

Re: blogging - I always feel that way with comments. on blogs like Atrios or daily Kos, unless you are there right when the post goes up and then sit there all day, you just can't get through the comments. That is one of the reasons I like your comments on this blog - they are pretty easily readable, even if I step away from the computer for a few hours (heaven forbid!)

re: Kelo - It did seem like a lot of commentary has already been put out there, though of course would still love to hear your take. The best part about the summary from Glenn Reynolds was how both "liberals" and "conservatives" hated this decision (for the most part). I really thought this would be the outcome, but was very sad about it. Kind of watching an accident in slow motion or something.

Ann Althouse said...

But the Court did what everyone expected. Same as with the medical marijuana case. What the Court did was much more normal than people writing about it want you to think. But, again, I haven't read it yet, and will think it through a bit.

gs said...

Ann, let me add my signature to the petition for an Althouse post. I visit this blog because I want to know what you think even if I expect to disagree.

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