The Volokh Conspiracy

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Eugene Volokh, founder of The Volokh Conspiracy.

The Volokh Conspiracy is a blog, founded in 2002,[1] which covers mostly (but not exclusively) United States legal and political issues,[2][3][4] generally from a libertarian or conservative perspective.[5] In 2008, it was one of the most widely read legal blogs in the United States.[1] The Volokh Conspiracy then had more than one million page views each month. In 2007, Inside Higher Ed wrote that it "probably has more influence in the field – and more direct impact – than most law reviews."[1]

As of 2011, the Volokh Conspiracy was the most-visited academic blog published by law professors[6] and gets an average of approximately 25,000 unique visitors on weekdays.[citation needed]

The Volokh Conspiracy was credited as having influenced a partially successful constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[7][8] The Volokh Conspiracy is one of the blogs that is in the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.[9]

In January 2014, the Volokh Conspiracy has migrated to the Washington Post as part of an attempt to reach a larger audience.[9] In June 2014, the blog will be behind a paywall.[9]

The Volokh Conspiracy has been criticized for promoting climate change denialism.[10][5]

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In a parody of obscure, unfair, or legally unenforceable Terms and Conditions and the theory that violating these when accessing a website is a criminal offense, the blog has claimed since 2008 that it is not to be accessed by anyone with the middle name Ralph or anyone who has ever visited Alaska.[11]


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