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If you are reading this, Legal Insurrection is back up and running

If you are reading this, Legal Insurrection is back up and running


As much as I would like to brag that we are so important we were targeted by top-tier hackers, which would prove that we matter to someone, no such luck.

This was a self-inflicted wound. In the process of starting the process of making it less likely that our server would go bonkers, something went bonkers.

As of this writing the problem is mostly fixed, but expect some slowness and possibly more down time.

To the many readers who emailed me, thanks. I did happen to notice just after it happened, but had I not been at the computer, who knows how long it would have taken me to find out.

The email to notify me in the future is on the contact page, but of course, if the blog is down there is no contact page. So remember, it’s really simple. It’s the word “contact” followed by “@” followed by “”

Here are some of the nice emails I received:

You are probably already aware, but I just wanted to let you know the legalinsurrection website appears to be unavailable. At least it is unavailable right now for me.

Am a loyal reader. As a Cornell grad, I am very proud that you are teaching there. Hopefully the site will be up when you or your colleagues get a chance to fix it.

You are probably aware but a few of us have exchanged information that we can’t access the LI website. Don’t need to respond.

There will be no more posting until we are sure the problem is fixed.

Updates: Judge just put a hold on King Bloomberg’s 16 ounce soda limit, so this is a great day in America:

Update 3-12-2013 3 p.m. – hard to believe, but an unintended second restore took place, so all comments today on this post have been lost.


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You were missed professor while you were dark. The ultimate compliment for a blog.

pingdom is free and can automatically email you when system is down.

American Freedom Fighter | March 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Glad the site is up again. I was starting to go through withdrawals. 🙂

I did try to get on your site earlier and wasn’t able to and am glad you are back!!!

“Bonkers is, as bonkers does”


“We has met the bonkers, and they is us!”

I have been having withdrawal too, just feeling lost all day.

LOL! As a Cornell grad, I thought the ‘LIBERAL’ artsies might have shut you down, dragged you to the Green Dragon in Goldwin Smith, plied you with cafe lattes, tied you up, and forced you to listen to multiple playings of ‘Loving You’ by Minnie Ripperton until you recanted your 2nd Amendment rights.

OR … it could have been those little Elizabeth Warren minions having some fun.

Got the 403 FORBIDDEN thingy. After the 3rd try..light bulb aha phenom..Professor J, done been hacked.

Me thinks you hit A or SEVERAL sore spots, P.J. Keep banging and the sore spots may become badly infected..Voila Hackers D.E.A.D.

I blame global warming for the outage at LI.

Now if we can just get a hold on Obamacare and–a crazy thought–some SUN in Northwest Ohio, life would be complete.

Welcome back again Professor!

Any truth to the rumor Elizabeth Warren has gone into the blog hosting business?

Hmmmm, your article on the Doomberg soda decision is gone as well Prof. Here is a link to the original location but poof.

if you like, I could review your data backup and retention policies. I am bit of an expert on this subject.