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What a Robust Blawgosphere Might Have Meant for 'Bush v. Gore'

At her Althouse blog, Ann Althouse observed that yesterday, Dec. 12, marked the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore.

Althouse makes the interesting observation that at the time of the November 2000 election, there were no legal blogs to speak of, and that things would have unfolded "differently if there had been legal bloggers picking through the fast-accumulating wreckage hour by hour. Instead we got those TV sound bites."

Althouse says she wishes she could have been blogging at such a fascinating point in legal history, when there were so many interesting details to examine yet no blawgosphere to "call bullshit" on the mainstream media.

What do you think? Would the existence of a robust blawgosphere in November/December 2000 have made a difference to either the process or the outcome of the election dispute?

Posted by Bruce Carton on December 13, 2010 at 12:09 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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