Missing Bobby

Written by Rebecca Zietlow on March 10th, 2010

Like many of my colleagues in constitutional law, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. I first met Bobby through a Con Law listserve. I always enjoyed reading his comments, and I couldn’t help but noticing that his many inquiries seemd to track exactly my thoughts and research at the time. I contacted him, and thus began our friendship. I have since learned that many people have had the same experience. Bobby was both thoughtful and prolific, and he always approached his subjects with an original perspective. At the same time, he respected the opinions of others who disagreed with him and he was always interested in engaging in dialogues. Bobby was unbelievably supportive of junior colleagues such as myself. I have committed myself to returning to blogging in his memory because I know how important this blog was to Bobby. I already miss his gentle reminders when I missed a posting date, but I will do my best to honor his memory by continuing to engage in a critical exploration of constitutional law and politics.


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