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October 10, 2013

Please welcome (and often visit) the new Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

It is with great joy and pleasure that I get to promote a great new blog just started by a great former student of mine, Andrew Ironside.  Andrew explains in this first post, some of his primary plans and aspirations for his new Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog:

CRL&P’s goal is to provide an open space for discussion of civil rights and constitutional law issues.  CRL&P’s analyses will focus on contemporary civil rights debates and the concomitant coverage of these conflicts by the press and the academy.  Further, CRL&P will also highlight historical examples of civil rights disputes as they relate to our current understanding of these issues.

CRL&P also hopes to serve as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about this robust and important area of the law.  In particular, CRL&P will provide daily news rundowns; and, it will highlight forthcoming, newly-released, and generally interesting scholarly works relevant to CRL&P’s areas of inquiry.  Visitors are encouraged to visit CRL&P’s resource page.

CRL&P also welcomes debate — comments and criticisms are encouraged, and responses to both specific CRL&P posts and the blog as a whole are appreciated.

Additionally, CRL&P will consider submissions for guest posts. While the scope of civil rights and civil liberties provides virtually limitless opportunities for inquiry, potential guest contributors are encouraged to consider CRL&P’s goals before sending submissions. Similarly, there is no limit to the length of guest posts. But, potential guest contributors ought to consider the blog format before clicking “send.”  Submissions should be sent here.

The editor is Andrew M. Ironside, a graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  Ironside’s academic interests include civil rights law, election law, the First Amendment, and the right to vote. Currently, with support from the new Institute for the Study of Democracy at Ohio State, his research focuses on the right to vote as protected First Amendment speech (more forthcoming).

I have had the pleasure to work with Andrew on a variety of projects, and his prior work history in journalism as well as his interest in the intersection of civil rights and criminal justice leads me to urge fans of SL&P to make regular visits over his new Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog.  Indeed, here are just a small sampling of the many interesting posts one will find at that space already:

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I am accepting bets on how long it will take for this left wing lawyer to block me. At least not a grad of an Ivy treason indoctrination.

This lawyer will argue about a minute's prayer at a high school football game. Yet he will not understand the delusional supernatural doctrines at the core of his treasonous profession are prohibited by the Establishment Clause. When I insist, he will block me.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 10, 2013 10:35:25 PM

The page refreshed, and all brilliant solutions to improve voter participation were gone.

1) make the vote open all weekend

2) have people vote on the platforms of Amazon and EBay. Send them a check for the current cost running an election with aged clerks moving as if at the bottom of a vat of molasses. They will correctly identify the voter, make sure only one vote is filed, and guide any confused voter in a neutral fashion.

3) Make the voting age 14, the age of adulthood, endorsed by nature and t10,000 years of human history.

The enfranchisement of felons, whose average IQ is85, and who have no morals is a thinly disguised attempt by the Democratic Party to enlarge its rolls of government dependent parasites, to generate more government make work jobs and to plunder all productive citizens. Bad idea.

If you disagree, do a random survey of 100 disenfranchised felons. Ask them whom they would vote for. I predict 90% Democratic.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 11, 2013 12:53:05 AM

I had to leave, and will not be returning. I just noticed comments have to be approved by this lawyer.

"Andrew. I cannot return. No punkass lawyer is moderating my comments. Ironic, a left wing ideologue like you blogging about First Amendment and censoring comments."

He has some nerve. I called him a bitch, but changed that to left wing ideologue.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 11, 2013 1:02:17 AM

Supremacy: I gather from your comments that you went onto that blog and they then blocked your comments. is that the gist?
They should let anyone speak and let others wallow in Watergate for that matter.

Posted by: Liberty1st | Oct 11, 2013 2:41:42 PM

I went onto that blog just after my comment above. I left two comments which are still being "moderated". I guess I wont read a civil rights blog that censors the commenters. Everything in moderation. Including moderation.

Posted by: Liberty1st | Oct 12, 2013 1:02:46 AM

If he had said, he would allow all comments, bu only waned to keep out spam and advertising, I would have no problem. I would be interested in commenting again. I would have a lot to say from personal constitutional litigation in federal court.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 12, 2013 11:39:17 AM

Supremacy: It is noon plus a half an hour on Saturday and there are no comments posted on any of the articles going back to Oct 8th. I guess the weekends are made for Michelob. Maybe he will moderate the comments on Monday after his First Amendment class.

Posted by: Liberty1st | Oct 12, 2013 12:33:13 PM

I found some interesting articles there that I would not have read otherwise.

Posted by: George | Oct 12, 2013 5:23:29 PM

Comments went through. I had to apologize sincerely.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 13, 2013 5:39:31 PM

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