Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We're Back! Former FindLaw Columnists Move En Masse to New Site: Verdict

By Mike Dorf


From 2000 through the end of 2010, I wrote bi-weekly columns for FindLaw's Writ. FindLaw then discontinued the publication and since January I have received occasional inquiries about whether it would be revived. Today I am delighted to announce that the answer is basically yes--at a new home.

All ten of the former Writ columnists are now writing for Verdict, a new online publication run by the free legal research website Justia.  Verdict contains archives of all of our old columns, going back to 2000 in the case of those of us who started at Writ that long ago. Three of the ten Verdict columnists are also DoL contributors: Neil Buchanan, Sherry Colb, and yours truly. Our Verdict author pages are, respectively, here, here, and here.

In substance, Verdict will operate much like Writ did, although it will be more tightly integrated with social media and otherwise updated to reflect the changes in online publications over more than a decade. But we'll still be providing somewhat-longer-than-blog-post-length commentary on legal and policy issues. For the Justia columnists who are also DoL contributors, I'll also be running accompanying blog posts exploring related issues, as appropriate.

Verdict is already up and running. Today's issue features a column by Sherry discussing the Supreme Court's recent ruling (in J.D.B. v. North Carolina) that there may be circumstances in which a minor suspect, in virtue of his youth, is entitled to Miranda warnings even though a similarly situated adult would not be entitled to the warnings. The dissenting Justices complain that the decision will unjustifiably sacrifice the valuable clarity of the Miranda rule. Sherry argues that this concern is insincere, in light of those same Justices' willingness to muddy the Miranda rule's clarity when doing so disadvantages suspects. Give it a read.

Finally, I'd like to say how grateful I am to FindLaw for having given me a platform for me to express my views to a wide audience for over a decade. I very much hope that DoL readers share my excitement that Justia has picked up the baton and created Verdict.

18 comments:

George H said...

Good to see. I always enjoyed reading the writ (well, mostly).

But can you tell the web guys there to make an RSS feed for the site, along with all the other social media connections its got? That would be great.

Tim Stanley said...

Hi George,

The RSS Feed is here

http://rss.verdict.justia.com/verdict

Peace,

Tim

Ben Winograd said...

How can one subscribe by email to new columns posted on Verdict?

Michael C. Dorf said...

Ben,
Click on the RSS widget button at the top right of the Verdict page. You will then be given a set of options, one of which is to get Verdict columns by email. Click it and follow the instructions. Signing up takes less than a minute.

Crispian said...

Yay! I've missed Colb, Hilden, Grossman, and Amar. Nice to have all of you at one convenient place again.

My curiosity of the day:
your thoughts on Judge Graham's careful parsing of the nature of economic regulation and the true purpose of the regulation in question in Thomas More Law Center v. Obama. Also do you think his dismissal of the activity/inactivity distinction makes his opinion stronger?

I thought it at least a more carefully reasoned decision than Martin's and more grounded than Sutton's.

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