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Change to SCOTUSblog Comment Feature

SCOTUSblog commenters will notice that, beginning today, they will be required to register in order to post comments on the blog. We very much appreciate the many interesting and thought-provoking comments that we have received over the past few years and hope that they will continue; we implemented the registration feature because the comments have recently been flooded (literally to the tune of several hundred per day) with invitations to play online poker, refinance our mortgage, and buy various medications online. They’re attractive offers and all, but we simply couldn’t keep up with the onslaught. More importantly, we suspect that in the tedium of deleting all of the spam, we may have accidently deleted legitimate comments (and, if so, we apologize). Thanks for your patience during this transition, and please keep those comments coming!