My former student and current federal district court law clerk Josh Blackman has managed to get himself appointed to the exalted newly created position of official liveblogger of the Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention, which is taking place this Thursday through Sunday. Interested VC readers who can’t come in person may want to check out the liveblogging at Josh’s blog here. Among other things, Josh will probably liveblog the panel on federalism at which I will be speaking tommorrow, and a later panel that includes co-conspirator Randy Barnett.
This issue is well outside my areas of expertise. But commenters who know more about it than I do are welcome to debate the question of whether livebloggers should be considered members of the media, and if so whether they have the same legal rights as MSM reporters do. [...]