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Fare thee well!

Fare thee well!

Dear LI Readers,

The time has come for me to bid you adieu. After 1.5 years and roughly 300 posts, I am discontinuing my role as a contributor to Legal Insurrection. Recent events suggest that I am beginning a new phase of my life: I just got engaged, I’ve graduated from school, I enter the working world this July and my home is now far from Cayuga’s waters.

I enjoyed writing at this outlet. Watching it grow and progress has been an absolute pleasure. Prof. Jacobson is one of the most dedicated, sincere and intelligent people I’ve met during my time at Cornell and I am happy that he gave me a place at LI. It was sometimes hard to manage posting amidst the workload Cornell is (in?)famous for, but this opportunity helped me grow as much as my classes. (It certainly prepared me well for an internship at the Journal.) In turn, I do hope I kept you entertained.

The pace of a blog is difficult to keep up without a sharp mind. It’s fairly easy to read and speak about current events without worrying about an audience to attract. It takes an impressive skill set to churn out good content on a regular basis to thousands of people and I think we owe a nod of gratitude to Prof. Jacobson for doing so each day.

I will continue to turn to LI whenever I need sober analysis of political and legal news with some good humor – I hope more people do the same.


WAJ adds: I want to extend my thanks to Kathleen for her devotion to LI the past two years. She was very brave to step out so publicly on campus with a conservative/libertarian view, and to go “on the record” with it here and at The Cornell Review. Students like Kathleen give me hope for the future of the nation.

To everything there is a season, and now it’s Kathleen’s time to pursue real life. I wish Kathleen and her husband-to-be the best.


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You will be missed. All the best.

Bon champs, young lady!

LukeHandCool | May 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm


I’m sad to see you go, but I’m happy for you for all you have to look forward to! I’ve really enjoyed your contributions to LI.

Congratulations on your engagement!

Best of luck and don’t be a stranger as an occasional commenter!

Best wishes, Kathleen! Thank you for all that you have done here, may you be successful in all of your future endeavors.
God bless.

I, too, congratulate you on coming out as conservative/libertarian.

And I wish you the very best on this next phase of your life.

We will miss you Kathleen, you give me hope for the future. Best of luck to you in everything you do.

Congratulations on your graduation and your engagement. Your fiance must be very lucky to have you.

Blogging is for people with no life.

    Blogging is journalism.

    In your estimation, is blog reading and blog commenting for people with no life also? Is the internet for people with no life? Define “life.” 😀

      Browndog in reply to VotingFemale. | May 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Not sure that’s right-

      However, with the utter demise of institutional journalism, a lot of blogging has been forced to evolve into journalism-

      Somebody’s gotta do it…

    Ragspierre in reply to myiq2xu. | May 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Whoa… What does that say about commenting on a blog…???

    creeper in reply to myiq2xu. | May 29, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I can’t believe the thumbs-down on this comment. Do you not all see the irony?

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

How exciting. Graduation, engagement, starting a new career. Congratulations.

I’ve enjoyed reading your thoughts here. Best of luck.

She was very brave to step out so publicly on campus with a conservative/libertarian view,..

What a sad, sad commentary on the state of our Nation.

I enjoyed reading your posts, Kathleen!

I suspect you will feel a void in the coming weeks and months.

Citizen Blogging, in my view, is one of the outlets for one’s passions.

Your work is much appreciated. The best to you Kathleen, G.

Wow!!!! Congratulations on everything, and Thanks for your contribution…you will be missed!!!!

Congratulations on everything! Felicitations and all that. ;-p

We’ll miss you. Maybe you can drop in occasionally? I doubt the Prof would mind.

theduchessofkitty | May 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Congratulations, Kathleen! Thanks for all you’ve done!

Good luck! 🙂

Kathleen, a profile in courage. The best of luck to you in your new endeavors.

Juba Doobai! | May 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

God’s richest blessings on you and yours as you begin your new life, Kathleen.

It was a good ride, Kathleen. Thanks and best wishes to you and your fiance.

Bon Voyage “gently down the stream” of life! Not to be presumptious but…don’t forget to ask Prof. Jacobson to post a pic or two if any little ones come along (not as many as those bumper-sticker ones though 🙂

Good-bye, Kathleen, and good luck with all your new adventures. We appreciate your work here, and wish only the best for you in your very bright future.

I’ll miss the talented young lady. Best wishes on everything that comes next!

Does this mean there is room for a sports reporter now?

Best wishes, Kathleen.

Best of luck Kathleen. I’m sure we’ll hear from you again as McCaffrey or ??

Congratulations! We’ll miss you, but you are starting a new and exciting chapter in your life. Best wishes on a long, happy, and prosperous future!

Best wishes, and thank you for great posts.

Kathleen McCaffrey | May 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

Thanks everyone! I appreciate the warm wishes.