Monday, April 7, 2014

Fresh Meat, Old Meat

Greetings, SCOV Law Reader(s),

As you have probably noticed, over the past few months, the SCOV Law blog has been a little slow in posting new summaries.  While we have started to post new 2014 decisions, we have fallen behind our stated goal in providing timely summaries to current SCOV cases.  For that, we apologize.

As with all great experiments, we at SCOV Law have been victims of our own success and the grueling pace that continuing this success entails.  

For the past three and a half years, we have relied on a murderer's row of talented and volunteer contributors who have constantly out shown themselves in producing summary after summary  of entertaining, educational, and thoughtful prose.  It is not easy to dissect complicated legal theory and fact patterns, leaven it with jokes, and maintain crisp writing week after week.  We are lucky to have such great contributors even for short periods of time.  To each of them, past and present, we are grateful for all the work they have given. 

To ensure that the SCOV Law blog continues this tradition of excellence, we are making a few changes. 

For the past three and a half years, Dan Richardson has provided the primary editing, posting, and obscure reference duties in addition to his contributor role.  Dan, for a number of reasons (family, Bar Association obligations, jai alai, and muppet fan-fiction), can no longer perform these editing duties and is stepping down from this role.  

In his place, long standing SCOV Law contributor, Andrew Delaney will be taking over the editorial and posting functions.  (Richardson will be retaining all obscure references as they belong to the primum mobile to which few have access).  Andrew, while married, does not have many interests, hobbies, or friends, which makes him perfect for the role of editor. 

We will also be introducing new contributors over the next few weeks.  

All of this means that there are more reasons than ever to keep us in your RSS feed and to check for regular updates.  We expect to be posting more and more over the next few months.  So keep us in mind when you are thinking about Vermont legal issues.  You know we'd do the same for you.  

As always, thank you for reading, and please continue to patronize our blog and smoked meat shop in Derby!  

---The Staff of SCOV Law 


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  2. Dan Richardson,
    Writing as one who knows, let me say that you have done a lot of good work to make SCOV Law the success that it is. Thank you for your efforts as chief cook and bottle washer.
    Andrew, I know that your are up to this job, but thanks for taking it on.
    Rich Cassidy

  3. Thanks Rich for the kind words. It was a tough decision, but one that instantly felt right. I know Andy has the stuff to keep this blog going, and I am looking forward to the Delaney era.