The Volokh Conspiracy
The Volokh Conspiracy (// VOL-ik) is a blog, founded in 2002, covering legal and political issues from an ideological orientation it describes as "generally libertarian, conservative, centrist, or some mixture of these."
Its name is a joking reference to Hillary Clinton's reference to a "vast right-wing conspiracy". In 2007, Andy Guess of the Inside Higher Ed wrote that it was "one of the most widely read legal blogs in the United States" and that it "probably has more influence in the field – and more direct impact – than most law reviews."
According to Adam Teicholz of The Atlantic, The Volokh Conspiracy, among other blogs, played an important role in influencing the view of Americans against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2013, The Volokh Conspiracy appeared in ABA Journal's "Blawg 100 Hall of Fame".
In January 2014, The Volokh Conspiracy migrated to the The Washington Post, and was moved behind a paywall in June 2014 although it can still be viewed for free via RSS. The Volokh Conspiracy retains full editorial control over its content.
- 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, a historian (no longer a contributor)
Articles are often posted by guest law professors who are not among the listed Conspirators.
- "Pronouncing 'Volokh'". The Volokh Conspiracy. May 27, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
- Sasha Volokh (July 20, 2016). "I'm finally attacked by name on the floor of the Senate". The Volokh Conspiracy. The Washington Post. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
"[S]he pauses for a second or two in her notes, carefully considering how to pronounce my last name before settling on [ˈvoʊlɒk] (rhymes with 'bow lock') — I don't object to that pronunciation, even though we use [ˈvɑːlək] (rhymes with 'frolic') and the Russian pronunciation is [ˈvoləx]
- Andy Guess, "Blogs and Wikis and 3D, Oh My!", Inside Higher Ed, May 9, 2008.
- Cass R. Sunstein, Infotopia: how many minds produce knowledge, Oxford Univ Press (2006); ISBN 978-0-19-518928-5.
- 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.
- "The Volokh Conspiracy: About". Volokh Conspiracy. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- Rosenberg, Yair. "The Volokh Conspiracy Is Out To Get You". Tablet Magazine.
- Teicholz, Adam (March 28, 2012). "Did Bloggers Kill the Health Care Mandate?". theatlantic.com. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "The Volokh Conspiracy". feeds.feedburner.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07.
- Eugene Volokh (January 21, 2014). "In Brazil, you can always find the Amazon — in America, the Amazon finds you". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved December 26, 2016.