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Librogs: Más Conspiraciones

El año pasado publicamos el Libro (bautizado por Chloé Georas, Librog) “Derecho al Derecho: Intersticios y Grietas del Poder Judicial en Puerto Rico“, el cual recopila ensayos principalmente publicados en este espacio. Entre otras cosas, como articula Chloé, el libro(g) plantea serias cuestiones en torno al rol del académico del derecho y en un entorno digital.  Dice: “Vemos que la interacción provista por el blog, incluso en torno a la discusión del libro, es directa e inmediata, pero más importante aún, se trata de un mecanismo de masificación y democratización del análisis jurídico de calidad que contribuye a la reflexión popular en torno a temas jurídicos. En este sentido, el proyecto Derecho al Derecho en sus diferentes encarnaciones como blog y libro representa un esfuerzo de acceso a la justicia y democracia con importantes ramificaciones”.

Por ello, me alegró conocer que recientemente se publicó el libro “A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case“, el cual tiene una génesis similar al nuestro y genera interrogantes similares en torno al discurso público.  Según la descripción del libro en Amazon:

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“The debate over the Affordable Care Act was one of the most important and public examinations of the Constitution in our history. At the forefront of that debate were the legal scholars blogging at the Volokh Conspiracy, who engaged in a spirited, erudite, and accessible discussion of the legal issues involved in the cases – beginning before the law was even passed. Several of the Volokh bloggers played key roles in developing the constitutional arguments against the ACA. Their blog posts and articles about the Act had a significant impact on both the public debate and the legal arguments in the case. It was perhaps the first time that a blog affected arguments submitted to the United States Supreme Court on a major issue. In the process, the bloggers helped legitimize a new type of legal discourse. This book compiles the discussion that unfolded at the Volokh Conspiracy blog into a readable narrative, enhanced with new context and analysis, as the contributors reflect on the Obamacare litigation with the advantage of hindsight. The different bloggers certainly did not always agree with each other, but the back-and-forth debates provide momentum as the reader follows the development of the arguments over time. A Conspiracy Against Obamacare exemplifies an important new form of legal discourse and public intellectualism.

“[A]n important new form of legal discourse and public discourse”, indeed. Sin duda, veremos muchos esfuerzos académico-bloguísticos en el futuro.

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