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This is the 8001st post at Legal Insurrection.  The 8000th post, not by design but by happenstance, was “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” Week at College Insurrection.

So maybe this is another good opportunity to say thanks to the many supporters since October 12, 2008, when for some incomprehensible and mostly irrational reason I turned the lights on at

Without the help of many other bloggers, no one ever would have found me or would have long ago forgotten me.  That’s something I keep in mind every day.

Without loyal readers, I would have suffered even more severe blogger mood disorder.

Without the help of co-authors, I would not have been able to keep one day ahead of blogger burnout.

As we move forward, the challenges are many.  It’s almost too hard to fathom.

Anne and I have been going through an analysis and thought process of where we want to take Legal Insurrection, hence the visit to The Shrine.

I think we’ve found part of it, metaphorically speaking:


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Stay true, strong, and the pit bull you are, Wm. Good job.

TrooperJohnSmith | January 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

Good on you, P’fessor.

If you ever need an Igor or a generic toadie, I’m your man. All I ask is that you wear a lab coat. 😆

9thDistrictNeighbor | January 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

The first thing that came to mind was that you had achieved a new kind of blog quality assurance certification, ISO8001….

So how does one register to post at CI? …or are radicals like me not welcome over there?

Congratulations, professor. Your creation here has turned out to be seriously, big time impressive. You and yours have well-earned the kudos coming your way. Super job, sir!