Sunday, August 02, 2009

Credit Slips Blogger Cited in Opinion

Blogging can be as personal as Ranger fans venting about why Glen Sather (no relation) must go or as mundane as someone's vacation photos. However, some legal blogs succeed in putting out thoughtful analysis in real time. One of the best legal blogs is Credit Slips. That's why I was so pleased to see Credit Slips blogger Stephen Luebben cited in the recent opinion by Judge Robert Gerber in In re General Motors Corp., 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 1687 (Bankr. S.D. N.Y. 7/5/09). Prof. Luebben was cited with regard to the multiple meanings of the word "interest" in different contexts.

The Court went on to explain his reference to a blog as follows:

Blogs are a fairly recent phenomenon in the law, providing a useful forum for interchanges of ideas. While comments in blogs lack the editing and peer review characteristics of law journals, and probably should be considered judiciously, they may nevertheless be quite useful, especially as food for thought, and may be regarded as simply another kind of secondary authority, whose value simply turns on the rigor of the analysis in the underlying ideas they express.
In re General Motors Corp., at 85, n. 96.

Another recent blog citing was in In re Gulf Coast Oil Corp., 404 B.R. 407 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2009)(quoting Wall Street Journal Bankruptcy Beat).

It's nice to know that the judges are out there reading.

8 comments:

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Patches said...

I was so stoked to see Steve cited. I have been blogging on CreditSlips for the 3 years now. Elizabeth Warren and Katie Porter are cited in a lot of Ops. Mrs. Warren though hasn't been on as much lately since she was appointed to Obamas recovery team.

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