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July 19, 2004

Andy Warhol would be so proud

Get those stop watches ready everyone, since my 15 minutes of fame officially start now. In this morning's Wall Street Journal, Laurie P. Cohen has a beautifully written piece, entitled "Law Professor's Web Log Is Jurists' Must-Read," which captures my current internet moment perfectly. I am terribly flattered by the piece, not to mention impressed by Ms. Cohen's ability to use the adjective "Warholian" in the first paragraph. (I would provide a link, but the WSJ requires a paid subscription for on-line content. So sign up, like I am planning to do. And thanks to the folks at TalkLeft for being the first to note and send me the story.)

UPDATE: The good folks at the WSJ have agreed to allow me to post the article. Here it is.

I want to mark this occasion by thanking everyone for all the assistance I have received from so many quarters. This blog would not really be possible without the help of so many who have forwarded cases and other valuable materials for posting, as well as shared great insights about our mixed-up post-Blakely world. (I also always really appreciate corrections of those sneaky typos.)

Finally, I want to especially complement Ms. Cohen — you can't be too nice to them reporters — for highlighting in her article some e-mails I have received that highlight the real impact of the Blakely story on real people. For an academic, Blakely is intellectually fascinating; but I know from my in-box that this saga is far more personal for a great many defendants and their families. I have already suggested to Ms. Cohen that her next Blakely article should focus on these compelling stories.

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Very nice! And good for OSU Law, too! You look sharp in ink-dot artwork.

A fellow Buckeye,

Posted by: Peter Boyuk | Jul 19, 2004 8:05:04 AM

You make a father proud! Even though you could hardly break the news to me that you wanted to be a lawyer, this former lawyer is delighted to see his son make a difference in this important area. Now on to Myrtle Beach and the golf whipping I am going to give you.


I am so very proud of what you have accomplished. Your article is overwhelming and better than mine. I had more pictures but yours was more impressive. We love ya.


Posted by: Fred Berman | Jul 19, 2004 9:59:12 AM

Congrats, Prof. Berman. Fantastic article. But I'm disheartened about the vacation news... perhaps a guest blogger while you're gone??? Please??

Posted by: Dcbb | Jul 19, 2004 10:38:03 AM

Congratulations. A terrific article for a terrific blogger. Kepp up the excellent work.

Posted by: Wayne | Jul 19, 2004 3:31:08 PM

Congratulations. A terrific article for a terrific blogger. Keep up the excellent work.
Wayne [bankruptcy fraud criminal defense]

Posted by: Wayne | Jul 19, 2004 3:32:04 PM

Now on to Myrtle Beach and the golf whipping I am going to give you.

Posted by: Robe de Soirée 2013 | Dec 13, 2012 12:29:38 AM

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