On behalf of the ELS Blog Editors, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Frank Cross as a new permanent Editor. As many ELS folks already know, Frank is a leading empirical legal scholar who holds appointments in Texas' law and business schools. Frank's scholarship traverses several fields, including the economics of law and litigation, administrative law, and environmental law. His descriptive and normative studies of judicial decision-making have received particular attention for their important insights, creativity, and methodological rigor. A brief snippet of Frank's representative publications illustrates his scholarly breadth and productivity. Since 1998, he has published more than twenty articles, including "What's Not to Like (About Being a Lawyer)?" (Yale Law Journal, 2000) (with C. Silver), "Institutions and Enforcement of the Bill of Rights" (Cornell Law Review, 2000), "Realism About Federalism" (New York University Law Review, 1999), "A Modest Proposal for Improving American Justice" (Columbia Law Review, 1999) (with E. Tiller), "Shattering the Fragile Case for Judicial Review of Administrative Rulemaking" (Virginia Law Review, 1999), and "Judicial Partisanship and Obedience to Legal Doctrine" (Yale Law Journal, 1998) (with E. Tiller). As well, the ELS Blog Editors noted that Frank's contributions to this blog (and others) have been unfailingly constructive, collegial, and probative.
As the ELS Blog approaches its 100,000 site visitor, the Editors felt it an appropriate moment to improve what we hope readers and participants conclude is a helpful and worthwhile endeavor. The addition of Frank as an Editor accomplishes just that.