11 responses

  1. Jason Carter
    March 20, 2017

    While not in the legal field, I am avid reader of your site. I’d like to thank you for building the Fault Lines we have today and giving me fuel to feed the urgings of what is my missed missed career opportunity as a lawyer fighting the good fight. While I nothing of value to contribute from a content standpoint, any assistance as a web/tech guy that I can offer is yours for the taking.

    Once again, thanks for what you’ve built!!


  2. Rider69
    March 20, 2017

    I’m sorry I only found you a week ago. It’s been a real pleasure reading your writers’ work, and you’ve done a great job as editor. FL is one of only two worthwhile legal blogs on the Interwebs, so I hope it will continue to move forward with the same intelligence and excellent writing. Enjoy your down time. You will, I’m sure, be missed.


  3. jea
    March 20, 2017

    Thank you for all your passion to do something to help an average joe have a place to find unfettered opins in the law field!


  4. Bruce Coulson
    March 20, 2017

    Good luck to you in your future endeavors (although with your capabilities and work ethic, luck will be helpful but not necessary). You created a site where information (rather than feels and opinions) held sway, and that’s a rare accomplishment at any time, let alone now.


  5. Keith
    March 20, 2017

    F/L is a place where people involved in their field can lend some real world expertise to the story and help a reader who is willing to engage with an open mind.

    The internet is full of the unscrupulous twisting a story to fit a pre-defined narrative. It’s refreshing to see a group of writers willing to engage the underlying issues.

    I’ve read several legal blogs and many aren’t available to the layman and / or have little interest in speaking on a level to be understood the general public. That’s just one area where this blog shines.

    The content, whether it stems from prosecutors, defense attorneys, Article III Judges, or admirals, is presented in a way that asks the reader to think. More importantly, it permits a forum to engage with people you may never have a chance to chat with when reading legal stories on the net.

    Seriously folks, when was the last time you could ask a Federal Judge about what role bias plays in his sentencing and get a response? When can you ask a prosecutor about the limits on general warrants they deem appropriate?

    The blog is a great idea. I wish the next managing editor well. You have a lot to live up to.

    Enjoy the road ahead, Scott.


  6. Larry Jelley
    March 20, 2017

    You will be missed. I started reading the content over here at FL after the admins at my work decided to block SJ (as well as a lot of other blogs). Your contributions will be missed. As a non-lawyer with an interest in criminal justice, I have always appreciated the insight you bring to this site (and SJ) and your influence on legal blogging in general. Thanks again.


  7. Jill McMahon
    March 20, 2017

    Thanks for all the good reads here and at SJ, Scott.


    March 20, 2017

    Mr. SHG:

    Wait a minute. I still need you and, I think you have an obligation, a duty, to at least keep a few toes in the water, even if the water is chilly.

    I’m working at reading and assimilating Dick Posner’s Economic Analysis of the Law, 9th ed, 2014. I’m loving it because the perspectives it provides and because it makes good sense. As a self-represented litigant, who along with others like me, who are not allowed on the SRL-network, you are one source of wisdom for us to refer to in our various quests for justice.

    Think about being around and available, as a Godfather and a Midwife for some interesting developments in state and federal courts. I witnessed, up close and personal, changes in the south in the aftermath of the civil rights acts of 64 and 65. Methinks the changes coming due to increases in access to justice, OF which you are an integral part, will be as meaningful as the 64 & 65 acts.

    Stick with us.

    Dwight Hines


  9. Jason Peterson
    March 27, 2017

    One minor thing that would make the stories here more accessible to a wider audience, would be to make sure that whenever you reference a precedent setting court decision you also include a very brief (like one sentence) explanation of what that court decision was.

    Saying that a prosecutor hid “Brady material”, means nothing to the average Googler.


  10. M. Kase
    April 3, 2017

    Is fault lines dead, then? Or did someone manage to piss off the feds and get everything under a gag order?


  11. Brian Cowles
    November 3, 2017

    I meant to post this comment some time ago.

    I want to thank each and every writer here, and especially SHG for obvious reasons. It is an honor to have been here, and one I will never forget.

    I no longer tell lawyer jokes. I deeply respect each and every one of you, as well as the profession you have dedicated your lives to. I could never do your jobs, but I understand far more now about them. I think that the best thing I can do now is try to spread some of that understanding, so I do.

    Again, it has been, and will continue to be, an honor.


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