From the Post’s internal announcement:
We’re happy to announce that Bob Barnes has agreed to stay on another term at the Supreme Court. Chuck Lane’s departure to become an editorial writer after a long, successful run on the Court beat leaves a big hole to fill â€“ but we’re very confident Bob can fill it, because he already has been. He’s brought his trademark energy to this challenging new task, and it’s been notable in our court coverage, whether Bob has been weighing in on the crusading kids who turned “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” into a free-speech rallying cry or delving into such Roberts Court innovations as bringing video into the Supremes courtroom. We look forward to more, and to Bob helping us develop an active presence for Supreme Court and legal coverage on the web as well.