Thursday, December 29, 2005

Government Shuts Down Volokh Conspiracy

There is a great post by Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog on the Solicitor General's filing in Padilla yesterday. But what really caught my attention came from the comments. There was wild speculation that the U.S. government was so concerned about the heated discussion at Volokh on Hamdi, Padilla, and domestic surveillance that perhaps the government "has taken down Volokh. Anyone know anything?" When others expressed skepticism, the response was "I would reserve judgment on whether the Volokh issue is conjecture -- maybe the WH [White House] can explain."

Not to worry. The Government has reconsidered its actions and the White House has decided to let Volokh Conspiracy continue. It is back up and running today.