You heard it on first

May 27th, 2011

Perhaps one of the best reasons to check my blog regularly is my speed. More often than not, you will hear about a story here before you hear about it anywhere else. My instant analyses of Supreme Court opinions, as well as oral arguments, are usually posted within minutes of when the document is released, and I update them as I read through them. I’m usually hours ahead of SCOTUSBlog.

Also, I frequently cover stories featured on prominent blogs first. In the past 24 hours, I wrote four blog posts that were later featured on Volokh.

Yesterday at 8:32 p.m., I linked to a story in Business Week about GMU economist Tyler Cowen. Today at 12:46 p.m. Jon Adler linked to the same story.

Yesterday at 9:39 p.m., I linked to a story about the Columbia Prof who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of incest, and commented that this case won’t allow a challenge under Lawrence. Today at 2:19 p.m. Eugene Volokh blogged about the same story, and made a similar point about Lawrence.

Today at 12:06 a.m. I blogged about the constitutionality of the President using an autopen to sign a bill, citing the relevant OLC opinion. This morning at 9.47 a.m. Eugene Volokh wrote about the same topic (also coverage in the ABA Journal).

Today at 12:37 p.m., I blogged about the EDVA case finding that campaign contribution limits as applied to corporations were unconstitutional. At 2:07 p.m., Eugene Volokh blogged about the case, though his analysis was much more thorough and insightful.

As if you really needed any other reasons to read this blog. Seriously.