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  •  Much needed addition to the blogosphere (2+ / 0-)
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    geomoo, caps lock on

    While My first love is political wonkery, I have a void in my desire for judicial wonkery as well. I suspect other's feel the same.

    "If [republicans are] engaging in bad faith negotiation, don't carry on as if they're not. Call them on it." - steve234

    by LostRambler on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 12:26:43 PM PST

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    •  thx (3+ / 0-)
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      caps lock on, Plox, LostRambler

      Thanks so much.  I'm grateful to know that there is an audience for the kind of judicial wonkery I engage in.

      •  Just added Overruled to my dKos blogroll n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        LostRambler

        "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."--Michael Corleone.

        by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 12:43:09 PM PST

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      •  Serving an underserved market... (1+ / 0-)
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        geomoo

        Pollster and 538 became huge blog players in very short time by serving an under served market. I have a demand for commentary on the judicial branch (I suspect many others too) and now I found a supply...Just keep the interesting topics flowing and don't let it sit idle for too long. (#1 problem with new blogs)

        "If [republicans are] engaging in bad faith negotiation, don't carry on as if they're not. Call them on it." - steve234

        by LostRambler on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 12:50:20 PM PST

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        •  good advice (0+ / 0-)

          Thanks again.  Please spread the word about Overruled, and I'll try to keep producing good content.

          •  A good source of info (1+ / 0-)
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            geomoo

            Just a suggestion, But I find very good essays on court issues at http://writ.news.findlaw.com/  

            "If [republicans are] engaging in bad faith negotiation, don't carry on as if they're not. Call them on it." - steve234

            by LostRambler on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 01:00:26 PM PST

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            •  thanks (2+ / 0-)
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              geomoo, LostRambler

              Thanks for the idea.  I actually found a column to disagree with at findlaw and posted something here:

              http://overruledblog.com/...

              Here's a taste:

              There’s no point in being ornery just for the sake of being ornery, so President Obama certainly should discuss his North Carolina nominees with Senator Burr, and seek Burr’s advice on whether any potential nominees exist who 1) are smart enough, 2) are not repulsive to Republicans and 3) hold values consistent with the progressive agenda President Obama was elected to advance.  As the stimulus debate shows, however, #2 and #3 may be incompatable with each other.  Senator Burr may try to veto any nominee who is not a proud member of the Federalist Society.

              To the extent Republicans are willing to negotiate in good faith, there’s no reason to exclude them from discussions out of sheer pique.  But they lost the election.  Badly.  If people like Senator Burr lose sight of this fact, President Obama needs to appoint judges who’ll remind Burr that we live in a democracy.

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