"The attack on Judge Taylor's opinion was swift and aggressive -- but quite misguided in many instances, and just factually wrong in others. Her core rulings, particularly her conclusion that the Bush administration is violating the law without excuse, have strong support among the bulk of legal authorities (including "expert" commentators), and while it is certainly possible that there will be some ultimate reversal on a procedural issue (most likely the "standing" problem), it has become quite clear that with regard to the substantive issues, it is not Judge Taylor, but her critics, who have lacked "scholarly depth" in their analysis."
* speaking of smart commenters, everyone is gushing at Damien over here and the extraordinary depth of his 911 knowledge. The particular issue they are discussing at the mo is something to do with Jeb Bush declaring a state of emergency a few days before 911. I don't really understand it - it appears that Jeb changed the relevant legislation a few days before 911, and then triggered it immediately when the planes hit. or something. Damien also has a post up about an apparent assassination attempt on Blinky on the morning of 911. As an aside, there's also the story of the apparently unusual rooftop anti-aircraft missiles (or something) at the hotel that previous evening - it got a brief mention in 911pressfortruth.com (thnx again kyle, larisa) - all of which makes the extended stay at the kindergarten even weirder - (and no, it wasn't 'seven minutes'.)
Relatedly, there's another terrific comment thread here in my 'hijacker visa' post that is still quietly kicking over in the background - i've been meaning to point you all to it again. lot's of great stuff from everyone, with damien leading the way.
updated to add: larisa thinks you are all smart too.