I planned to discuss the First Amendment implications of the Hulk Hogan(Terry Bollea) v. Gawker court decision, but I dragged my heels. There is only so much vulgarity that I can take in a given period.
Fortunately, I found a thoughtful analysis that I am happy to share with readers. You can find it on theidiosyncratist.tumblr.com, or you can go directly to illusionofmore.com and find David Newhoff's very readable post there.
Other notes about Gawker:
-- Gawker's founder, Nick Denton, married in 2014 in a six-hour ceremony at the New York Museum of Natural History. His local prominence was enough to merit a big takeout in the New York Times with an associated online slide show of 17 photos. Not as big a deal as Chelsea Clinton's wedding, but a pretty big deal.
-- Recently Gawker has been working to convert itself from a scandal sheet into a political website. Assuming it survives. Either way, I'm not going to follow it.