Some News

In seems that in blogging, as in real life, the more you have, the more you’re given. This blog was a start. But then Yves Faguy, the editor of the CBA National Magazine, invited me to blog for them, which I try to do on a monthly basis (I’m afraid I’ve skipped a couple of times). And now Dan Gardner, of Policy Options, has invited me to join its blogging roster too. So I have, My first post for them is up now, with a reply to yet another attack on the Supreme Court’s alleged “activism.” (In case you missed it, I responded to a much more sophisticated critique of “activism” here.)

The question, I guess, how many blogs are too many. Well, some people say “one.” As for me, I guess I’ll just try to find it out experimentally. That said, my main blogging focus is still going to be here. The Policy Options blog, as I see it, will be for shorter posts oriented to a more general audience. Unlike with the National Magazine posts, I probably won’t always link to them here, but I might cross-post them here if I think they’re interesting enough.

Besides hogging up ever more bytes and pixels, I’ve also contributed to the slaughter of trees this week, as the National Post published my op-ed condensing my criticism of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions constitutionalizing the right to collective bargaining and the right to strike. That, obviously, is a one-off for now, but I’m always glad for an opportunity to try engaging wit ha broader audience. And then, there is, despite my commitment to the internet as a means of communication, something nice about seeing your stuff appear on dead-tree support, so I hope you’ll forgive me for bragging.

Author: Leonid Sirota

Law nerd. I teach public law at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom. I studied law at McGill, clerked at the Federal Court of Canada, and did graduate work at the NYU School of Law. I then taught in New Zealand before taking up my current position at Reading.

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