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Justice Kozinski Gives a 'Shout-Out' to Howard Bashman

Howard Bashman's blog, How Appealing, has received one shout-out from the 9th Circuit. And today, Bashman posts about a somewhat less desirable mention from another 9th Circuit member, Judge Alex Kozinski. At a recent talk before a law class, Kozinski had this to say about blogs and Bashman:

I just think it's so self-indulgent, you know. Oh, I'm so proud of what I'm saying, I think the world instantly wants to know what I'm thinking today. People wake up thinking, hmm, what does this person, whoever the blog, the question is -- I wonder what great thoughts have come into his mind this morning that I can feel myself edified by. I can't really have breakfast, really enjoy my day until I hear the great thoughts of Howard Bashman -- I don't think so. I go for months without ever knowing what Howard has to say. So I don't know. I find it sort of self-indulgent. And I find it so grandiloquent.

I guess one could say the same of Kozinski's judicial opinions that he's said about blogs. Moreover, with this opinion, Kozinski will find himself in the minority: Given the popularity of Bashman's blogs, there are apparently hundreds of lawyers who can't go without reading How Appealing on a daily basis. 

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on April 26, 2007 at 06:41 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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