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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. 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]

By 2013, it had become lower ranked than several other legal blogs, including Above the Law, SCOTUSblog and legal academic blog PrawfsBlawg,[5] in quality and popularity rankings by Avvo, Business Insider and the American Bar Association Journal.

It remains the most-visited academic blog published by law professors[6] and gets an average of approximately 25,000 unique visitors on weekdays.

The Volokh Conspiracy has been cited by the traditional media such as the New York Times and was credited as having influenced an ultimately unsuccessful constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[7]

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.[8]

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External links

  • The Volokh Conspiracy website
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