The Volokh Conspiracy

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Eugene Volokh, founder of The Volokh Conspiracy.

The Volokh Conspiracy /ˈvɑːlək/ VOL-ik[1][2] is a blog, founded in 2002,[3] covering legal and political issues[4][5][6] from an ideological orientation it describes as "generally libertarian, conservative, centrist, or some mixture of these."[7]

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."[3]

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.[8] In 2013, The Volokh Conspiracy appeared in ABA Journal's "Blawg 100 Hall of Fame".[9]

In January 2014, The Volokh Conspiracy migrated to the Washington Post and was moved behind a paywall in June 2014.[9] The Volokh Conspiracy retains full editorial control over its content.[10]



  1. ^ "Pronouncing 'Volokh'". The Volokh Conspiracy. May 27, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ 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] 
  3. ^ a b Andy Guess, "Blogs and Wikis and 3D, Oh My!", Inside Higher Ed, May 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Cass R. Sunstein, Infotopia: how many minds produce knowledge, Oxford U Press (2006) ISBN 978-0-19-518928-5.
  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.
  6. ^ Daniel J. Solove, The future of reputation: gossip, rumor, and privacy on the Internet, Yale U Press (2007) ISBN 978-0-300-12498-9.
  7. ^ "The Volokh Conspiracy: About". Volokh Conspiracy. Retrieved September 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Did Bloggers Kill the Healthcare Mandate?"
  9. ^ a b Mui, Sarah (24 January 2014). "Volokh Conspiracy blog now subject to Washington Post's paywall Can lawyers use dynamic pricing?". ABA Journal. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
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