Linda Greenhouse to Yale

When Linda Greenhouse recently announced that she was leaving the New York Times , it was a sad day for Supreme Court coverage. Now there’s good Greenhouse news–and a coup for Yale Law School. Greenhouse will be the law school’s Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence starting in January 2009, a new position created for her, to support her research as well as participate in law school doings. Court observers will still miss her on the front pages, but they’ll get her sharp eye and analysis in other forms. I can’t think of a downside.