The Volokh Conspiracy
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The Volokh Conspiracy is a blog, founded in 2002, which covers mostly (but not exclusively) United States legal and political issues, generally from a libertarian or conservative perspective. In 2008, it was one of the most widely read legal blogs in the United States. 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."
As of 2011, the Volokh Conspiracy was the most-visited academic blog published by law professors and gets an average of approximately 25,000 unique visitors on weekdays. In January 2014, it began an affiliation with The Washington Post.
The Volokh Conspiracy has been cited by the traditional media such as the New York Times and was credited as having influenced a partially successful constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Volokh Conspiracy is one of the blogs that is in the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.
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.
- Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law professor, one of its founders
- Jonathan H. Adler, professor of law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, who contributed under the pseudonym "Juan Non-Volokh" until May 1, 2006
- Kenneth Anderson, professor of law at American University
- Randy Barnett, professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center
- Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center
- Stuart Benjamin, professor of law at Duke Law
- David Bernstein, professor at the George Mason University School of Law
- Dale Carpenter, professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, and adjunct professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law
- Paul Cassell, professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
- Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University and at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Director of the James Buchanan Center and the Mercatus Center (no longer a contributor)
- Orin Kerr, professor of law at the George Washington University Law School
- David Kopel, research director of the Independence Institute and adjunct professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- Jim Lindgren, professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law and director of their Demography of Diversity Project
- Eric Posner, professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School (no longer a contributor)
- Ilya Somin, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law
- Todd Zywicki, professor of law at George Mason University School of Law
- Clayton Cramer, an amateur historian (no longer a contributor)
- Andy Guess, "Blogs and Wikis and 3D, Oh My!", Inside Higher Ed, May 9, 2008.
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- James A. Durham, Deborah McMurray, eds., The lawyer's guide to marketing your practice, American Bar Association (2003) ISBN 978-1-59031-355-8.
- Daniel J. Solove, The future of reputation: gossip, rumor, and privacy on the Internet, Yale U Press (2007) ISBN 978-0-300-12498-9.
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