Blogroll Addition: Have Opinion, Will Travel

When I started this blog nearly a year ago, I wanted my blogroll to include blogs written by judges. I searched high and low for them, with very few results.

Not too long ago, I ran across Have Opinion, Will Travel, a blog by an anonymous appellate judge of unknown jurisdiction. The judge’s blogging goes beyond law, but the legal issues discussed are often interesting. The blogger provides a particularly interesting view on the role of the appellate judge, posted prominently at the top of the blog:

Appellate judges sit above the fray as the battle unfolds beneath and when the smoke clears and the dust settles, they descend from their lofty perches and shoot the wounded.

I never quite looked at it that way.