I will be on vacation for a week or so, starting this Friday. My colleague Kate Halloran has graciously agreed to take the helm here at Letters Blogatory while I am away and to post digests of current US cases as they become available. Welcome, Kate!

A little bit of other Letters Blogatory news: thanks to our readers, we had our 1,000th hit back on February 10, exactly one month after we went online. Stay tuned for our next milestone, which I hope we will have in the next two weeks: our first guest columnist!