Senior Federal Judge Ends His Popular Blog

Nebraska senior Federal Judge Richard Kopf, whose excellent blog Hercules and the Umpire I've written about a few times here and here, has decided to pack up his keyboard and quit blogging. I'm really sorry to see him go. His blog was immensely readable, sometimes serious, sometimes humorous. He has not been pressured to give up the blog, he's doing it voluntarily.

I'm sure many blogs would be willing to host him if he felt like writing a post or two, TalkLeft among them. I wouldn't care that he's not a "leftist," as he says.

Judge Kopf isn't taking the blog down, he's just not writing any more. If you haven't read him yet, go over and take a look. I think the judiciary would be much more transparent if more judges blogged. We, the public, tend to think of federal judges as being isolated in their ivory towers. It's nice to see a few that show their personality off the bench, and provide us with valuable legal insights while doing so.

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    Judge Koph (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by NYShooter on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 01:00:18 PM EST
    is my kind of judge. I don't know enough about his core judicial, and/or constitutional beliefs to have an opinion regarding what would be considered Conservative/Liberal views, so, what I mean is his way of communicating....no nonsense, short, to the point. And, what little I have read about, and from, him, gives me the sense that I'm getting the real, non equivocating, story. It's possible that when I get to know more about him I might not like what I'm seeing. But, at least I know I would be getting the truth, as he sees it. No B.S, and no trying to figure out what "is" is.

    Remember Sgt. Joe Friday? "Just the facts, ma'am.

    I like that.

    Wow. I just spent 2 hours at his blog, (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 02:20:42 PM EST
    really great stuff. Invite him here. I'd love to see cases discussed here again, like in the days of yore.

    Is Herculies... (none / 0) (#3)
    by unitron on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 08:57:49 PM EST
    ...the plural of Hurculy?

    : - )