Blogging Eweida — A new dawn
16 January 2013
Later the same day there were a number of blog posts, summarising and explaining the decision.1
- Darren Newman – Eweida & Co: the Decision
- UK Human Rights blog – Strasbourg rules against UK on BA crucifix issue, but rejects three other religious rights challenges
There have also been any number of posts of commentary, including:
- Carl Gardner discussing what the case means for the UK’s margin of appreciation in Human Rights cases.
- Mrs Markleham’s thoughts on what it means for indirect discrimination, group disadvantage and dress codes
- Ronan McCrea on the UK Constitutional Law Blog
I think it’s worth noting that that this is an impressive body of analysis, made more impressive by the fact that it was all written within 48 hours of the decision coming out.
I may be projecting my own prejudices, but it feels to me as if we’re at a tipping point. The quantity and quality of legal commentary (and legal discussion) online is increasing rapidly. We can now be confident that any major legal decision will receive expert analysis, that will be made easily available to everyone for no charge, so quickly that it might as well be instantaneous.
This is wonderful!
I predict a 2035 PhD thesis: ‘Eweida: The moment a nascent legal blogosphere came of age?’.2
Daniel Barnett also put out a bulletin, which I put in a footnote because it is so inconceivable that there would not be a Daniel Barnett bulletin in such a case that it hardly needs to be mentioned. ↩
And the author will have a blog. Although twitter will probably have been replaced with telephathic ping-trilling. ↩