John Profumo

by Harry on March 13, 2006

Whenever a politician who has done something really bad, whether it is the result of a terrible misjudgement (the kindest gloss on Blair and Bush) or worse (Clinton), and fails even to resign, I can’t help thinking of Profumo, and wondering what he thinks.

No longer.

(Via Chris Brooke, who asks whether Profumo is the last surviving war time MP. Apparently not — but he was the last survivor who voted in the Chamberlain ousting, and on the right side, which counts for a lot.)

Orin Kerr

by Kieran Healy on March 13, 2006

Orin Kerr has “partly detached himself”: from the “Volokh Conspiracy”: and now has a “new blog of his own”:, which will focus mostly on legal analysis “with an emphasis on current legal debates and a broader perspective on the legal academy and the legal profession.” The opening in the ideological “vacancy chain”: created by this move will, I think, come to be occupied by Randy Barnett.