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A Personal Thanks

A Personal Thanks

We’re now in the 12th year of the legal insurrection. Thanks to all who’ve been along for the ride.

What a year.

The politics have been b**s*** crazy. It’s been hard to focus on longer term projects and investigations when you don’t know from one minute to the next, much less one day to the next, what the next fire alarm will be about.

In this atmosphere, I’m even more glad than ever that last March we launched the Legal Insurrection Foundation, which has allowed us to proceed on a dual track — short term news and politics coverage, and longer-term research and investigations.

I won’t kid you, it hasn’t been easy. In many ways, I underestimated the time and expense of launching a tax-exempt research foundation. But I’m glad we did, nonetheless. I think it positions us better for the coming years.

I want to express my thanks to the many authors and editors who have fought with us through these challenges. We run such a lean operation, it’s mindboggling when I read about how bloat is leading to layoffs at major media operations.

Thanks also to the readers who have stuck by us. Our traffic has been strong all year, but particularly since the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College trial, when we seemed to pick up many long-term readers. It’s similar to what we experienced after the George Zimmerman trial, where people came for the trial coverage and analysis, and stayed for the rest of the Legal Insurrection experience. (Added 5 p.m. — I just checked, and while I knew our numbers were strong, I didn’t realize we were up 25% in number of pageviews comparing 2019 to 2018, now totaling 21 million pageviews.)

I enjoyed meeting readers in Houston, Austin, and Sharon (MA), and we are planning events in February/March in Los Angeles and south Florida (details to be released soon, when dates/times/locations are confirmed). Building community independent of social media is part of the strategy moving forward.

Thanks also to the donors, without whom we couldn’t get this done. Every donation, from the smallest to the largest, is appreciated not just for the money, but for the vote of confidence in our future.

We’re now in the 12th year of the legal insurrection. Thanks to all who’ve been along for the ride.


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Happy New Year to all at LI and LIF!

And thank YOU!

Happy New Year and enjoyed the ride from the start. A light of hope during 8 years of darkness under Obama.

From Scott Brown to Oberlin, picking up overlooked stories and covering them better than anyone else has been LI’s strength.

    Tom Servo in reply to PrincetonAl. | December 31, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    This site gives me the best serious legal analysis I can find on the net, and it does it in a very fun to read, interactive style. And it’s a great counter to the legal nonsense published on blogs like Lawfare.

I didn’t know Legal Insurrection had readers Houston, Austin, and Sharon in Massachusetts. Greetings and Happy New Year.

Thank you all for being such a great source of information.
Everything that you do is important, but I would really like to express my profound appreciation for the coverage and insight into the Gibsons / oberlin situation. If it weren’t for your efforts I do not think we would have had any coverage available.
Regards and best wishes to all for another great year !

Done! (It’s in the mail – honest. :-D) Many thanks to y’all for all your hard work.

Blaise MacLean | December 31, 2019 at 3:03 pm

First of all congratulations on another great year of Legal Insurrection. It has been one of my must-read daily stops. And more than once a day.

Second, let me know if you are ever inclined to do a talk in Bogota. I’ll be there and will show you some great restaurants.

Finally, thank you for all you do. All the best for a Happy and Prosperous New Year for not just Legal Insurrection, but for you and your family.



Ah, coming up on your bar mitzva. Planning on having a celebration?

Americans chose Door Number 2.

Half the audience think the gamble paid off in a yuuuge way.

The other half think we ended up with the booby prize … and that that booby prize has morphed into a freedom and rights crushing, likely genocidal dictator who racistly hates everyone not on the orange hue spectrum.

I’ll leave it to you to decide which half of the audience is sane and which half are crazy costume wearing, doom and gloom lunatics screaming to be picked to speak into Monty’s microphone.

If he were alive and hosting his game show today, I think Monty Hall (an Orthodox Jew), would need serious screeners for his audience of potential participants. That Jew-hating guy dressed in all black with a bandana covering his face might not be screaming for Monty’s attention in hopes of winning a new car.

I committed to $5 a month forever and it really doesn’t hurt. I get my money’s worth from this thoughtful site every day. My only disappointment has been the increase in mean and nasty statements made by a handful of commenters. Maybe the New Year will bring some improvements in that area. I like having a bunch of Shakespear’s gang on here to let us know what is legal or not. You all do a great job. Professor, you are to be commended for running this site and keeping it to such a high standard. May the New Year bring all their hopes and dreams.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | December 31, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Congrats on 12 years and on getting your much deserved
IRS tax exempt status!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hauoli Makahiki Hou. Happy new years.

LI is one of my must read blogs- always informative- the Oberlin saga was terrific. Glad to have met you and some of the other denizens in Sharon. To a great 2020!

“…we are planning events in February/March in Los Angeles…”

Aw… man…! Now I have to buy a new suit?

Congratulations on a great year and Happy New Year!

Thanks back at’cha Professor & team.

The differences between this blog and say, the likes of the ny times?

1-this blog is not b.s.; and

2-here, “letters to the editor” are not screened – and all get published.

Colonel Travis | December 31, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Thank you, LI people. May 2020 be awesome.

Will make another donation tonight. Thanks for the great work! Hope to see lots of articles in 2020 about indictments, and more indictments.

You are a blessing to so many, your other writers, as well! Long live LI!!

So glad I got to attend your presentation in Austin and then actually get to meet you professor!

On top of that, we had the side entertainment of a very colorful
Character that I thought was going to cause trouble, but clapped along with the rest of us!

I’m embarrassed to say that I’m only a $5/mo. donor. Maybe I can do better in 2020.

You are doing a wonderful job!

Thanks for being here and bringing a comprehensive rationality to the proceedings and helping to make sense out of the chaos.

Only one complaint: There haven’t been enough bumper stickers recently!

Happy New Year!

What’s that Jewish term I’m looking for? Mensch. You’re a mensch.

Thank YOU, Professor.

Happy New Year to you and your Mrs!

Thank you

As we go from the Tumultuous Teens into the Roaring Twenties v2.0 I hope LI continues to grow in influence and popularity. As deserved.

I’ve been hanging around for at least ten years, and look forward to many more.

I’m a daily reader. Very grateful for LI!