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Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Avatar Damon says:

    Burt,
    It’ll be sad to see you go, but RL>.

    Go fix that that that stuff, and then, see where you’re at. God knows I’ve come a long way from where I ever thought I’d be as I started “the divorce proceedings”. (that last part must be said with a DUN DUN DUN first)

    Get into better shape. (everyone could use more of that regardless of marital status/age)
    Relax
    Have some fun.
    Drink some wine-even too much on occasion
    Be selfish, until you want to share.

    Life’s too short not to, especially if you’re past the half way mark, like me. Good luck!Report

  2. Avatar pillsy says:

    Best of luck to you, and I hope you find what you need to heal those personal wounds.Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    Meatspace always and necessarily must come first Burt. Thank you for all your good work here and all the best wishes for happiness and healing for you. I hope we still see you round here regularly.Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Vaya con dios, hombre.Report

  5. Avatar aaron david says:

    Peace out.Report

  6. Avatar dexter says:

    Thank you for all the time,energy,quality essays, and excellent refereeing. Hope the personal wounds heal quickly with the tiniest scars.Report

  7. Avatar Pinky says:

    “greet infrequent authors with the same cheer you would old friends”

    We’ll also greet old friends when they want to stop by and be authors. Best of luck.Report

  8. Avatar Angela says:

    Thanks for all the hard work; interesting, thought-provoking articles and very robust comments over the years. I almost never comment, but enjoying coming by to read (mainly the OPs).

    I still have fond memories of that very chilly sail at Leaguefest Chicago, and the dinner/drinks after.
    (If you’re in Chicago and want to come sailing, send us a note!)

    Best wishes for progress as needed, and happiness as it happens.
    AngelaReport

  9. We all have to grow and change.

    This looks like a moderately interesting Supreme Court term upcoming (gerrymandering, wedding cakes, whether the EPA can be challenged after broadening a definition but before issuing any rules based on the broader definition). Also, under the topic of “difficulties in writing statute”, resolving whether the parenthetical phrase “not to exceed 25%” means any amount up to 25% (four circuit courts have ruled that way) or whether it means exactly 25% (one circuit for this). I’ll miss your thorough background pieces.Report

  10. Avatar Doctor Jay says:

    Truth, justice and joy to you as well. I’ve enjoyed your writing. I hope to see more.Report

  11. Avatar gregiank says:

    Good luck Burt and take care. Thanks for all the good hard work and posts you have put in. The SC explainers have been really interesting. It’s been a pleasure to read your stuff and this place has benefited from your guiding hand.Report

  12. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Thanks for everything, Burt. I’m glad you’ll still be around, but I will miss your hand at the helm.

    It’s a wild ride, isn’t it?Report

  13. Avatar Maribou says:

    No matter what, you’ll always be my second-favorite lawyer. (And my first favorite is my sister, so that actually does mean something.)

    You’ve been an amazing Editor-in-Chief, and it’s been an honor to be involved in running the site under your direction.

    I’m probably not the only one hoping that without the weight of steering the ship, you’ll have more time to write, not less… but writing more, writing less, or even writing not at all, my greatest hope is that you remember you have a home here, and friends here who have your back.

    May your journey to healing be an unexpectedly joyful one.Report

  14. Avatar Kazzy says:

    For a long time, I didn’t know what “emeritus” meant. I assumed it just meant, like, super. A professor emeritus was a really good one.

    I have since learned what it means.

    For now, I will forget having learned that. I will simply think of you as a super editor-in-chief of this place.

    Thanks for everything. Best of luck in your personal life. As someone walking a similar path, know that I’m always around if you need an empathetic ear, piece of advice, or just to know you’re not alone.Report

  15. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Thank you to all for your well wishes and warm thoughts. Know that I don’t intend to stop writing here completely. Just shifting my focus and energies to where they need to be at this phase of my life. But I’ll never stop writing as long as I’m physically able to write at all.Report

  16. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    Well, I will be sorry to have your voice diminished here-abouts, and the next time I find myself near LA with some free time, I will let you know.Report

  17. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    Well you lasted longer than Tom Price. Too soon?Report

  18. Avatar James K says:

    Thanks for all your work as Editor Burt.Report

  19. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    So long and thanks for all the edits. ;).Report

  20. Avatar Nevermoor says:

    Well now we know why the legal sub blog didn’t take off. Which is absolutely 100% NOT MY FAULT.

    (good luck, happy trails, and don’t go too far too often)Report

  21. Avatar Zac Black says:

    Yeah, getting RL stuff in order should always be a priority. But don’t be a stranger now, at least check in every once in a while and let us know how things are going.Report

  22. I’ve really appreciated your service here and like everybody else, hope to keep seeing you around and wish you the best of luck.Report

  23. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Thank you for everything you’ve done for us.

    First and foremost, you need to take care of yourself.

    But somewhere around fifth or sixth is something about writing essays so get to that when you can get to that.

    Again: thank you.Report

  24. Avatar Anne says:

    Thanks for all the effort you have put in here over the years. You and the masthead have created one of my favorite places to lurk about.

    Positive thoughts to you on this readjustment in your life.Report

  25. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    It was a pleasure to meet you at the most recent Leaguefest in Portland. Hopefully, it won’t be the last one we attend.

    The League is, ever so slightly, diminished by your departure, though it looks to be in capable hands. Godspeed, sir.Report

  26. So sorry to hear this – best of luck to you!!Report

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