Sarah Jeong is creating a newsletter on the litigation around Trump's immigration ban.
171

patrons

$667
per month
The Airport Cases Newsletter is a newsletter about litigation in the age of Trump, with a present focus on the lawsuits around the Muslim ban.  

I like writing this newsletter and I like being able to inform people! But I'm also a full-time staff writer at the Verge (with previous bylines at Motherboard, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other places) and it's hard to set aside time to do writing for free.

There are currently 8 issues out, but with steady support, I'm hoping to consistently put out at least one newsletter a week—if not more. A single newsletter can take anywhere from two hours to a full day to write, depending on how much information goes in it. This doesn't count time spent listening to and livetweeting the oral arguments. 

I've had a Paypal link up for a while, but subscribers have asked for a way to make recurring payments. Paid subscriptions don't really get you much more than the satisfaction of knowing you're doing it. (Although if you pay $20/month or more, you do get an exclusive chance to ask me your burning questions about the cases or the law, and if you pay me $50/month or more, you also get a monthly postcard from yours truly).

So is this Patreon basically a sham? I beg to differ, I've created this page on the basis of a facially legitimate and bona fide reason.

What happens to the Patreon after the airport cases go to the Supreme Court? I'll keep writing about litigation in the age of Trump, because these motherfuckers can't stay out of court. Maybe one day I can go back to writing solely about weird copyright or something—but that's a distant dream to keep moving towards.
Rewards
$1/month
$1 or more per month 97 patrons
You get a free newsletter! (And the satisfaction of knowing you're subscribed for $1 a month). 
$5/month
$5 or more per month 41 patrons
You get a free newsletter! (And the satisfaction of knowing you're subscribed for $5 a month). 
$10/month
$10 or more per month 17 patrons
You get a free newsletter! (And the satisfaction of knowing you're subscribed for $10 a month). 
$20/month
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
I can't shamelessly take this much money a month for no reason, so not only do you get the satisfaction of supporting my work, you also get access to a weekly Q&A. Yay! 
Jesus, You Must Really Like Me
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
I don't understand why you like me this much. You get all of the above rewards (free newsletter, good feelings, weekly Q&A), PLUS I'll mail you a postcard once a month from wherever I am in the world. 
Goals
$667 of $1,500 per month
When this hits $1500 I will force my cat to put his little paws on a glowing orb in the dark and I will take a picture and post it to Patreon.
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The Airport Cases Newsletter is a newsletter about litigation in the age of Trump, with a present focus on the lawsuits around the Muslim ban.  

I like writing this newsletter and I like being able to inform people! But I'm also a full-time staff writer at the Verge (with previous bylines at Motherboard, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other places) and it's hard to set aside time to do writing for free.

There are currently 8 issues out, but with steady support, I'm hoping to consistently put out at least one newsletter a week—if not more. A single newsletter can take anywhere from two hours to a full day to write, depending on how much information goes in it. This doesn't count time spent listening to and livetweeting the oral arguments. 

I've had a Paypal link up for a while, but subscribers have asked for a way to make recurring payments. Paid subscriptions don't really get you much more than the satisfaction of knowing you're doing it. (Although if you pay $20/month or more, you do get an exclusive chance to ask me your burning questions about the cases or the law, and if you pay me $50/month or more, you also get a monthly postcard from yours truly).

So is this Patreon basically a sham? I beg to differ, I've created this page on the basis of a facially legitimate and bona fide reason.

What happens to the Patreon after the airport cases go to the Supreme Court? I'll keep writing about litigation in the age of Trump, because these motherfuckers can't stay out of court. Maybe one day I can go back to writing solely about weird copyright or something—but that's a distant dream to keep moving towards.

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Rewards
$1/month
$1 or more per month 97 patrons
You get a free newsletter! (And the satisfaction of knowing you're subscribed for $1 a month). 
$5/month
$5 or more per month 41 patrons
You get a free newsletter! (And the satisfaction of knowing you're subscribed for $5 a month). 
$10/month
$10 or more per month 17 patrons
You get a free newsletter! (And the satisfaction of knowing you're subscribed for $10 a month). 
$20/month
$20 or more per month 6 patrons
I can't shamelessly take this much money a month for no reason, so not only do you get the satisfaction of supporting my work, you also get access to a weekly Q&A. Yay! 
Jesus, You Must Really Like Me
$50 or more per month 2 patrons
I don't understand why you like me this much. You get all of the above rewards (free newsletter, good feelings, weekly Q&A), PLUS I'll mail you a postcard once a month from wherever I am in the world.