The 2010 ABA Journal Blawg 100

These are this year’s 100 best legal blogs, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.

Welcome to the fourth annual ABA Journal Blawg 100—the best legal blogs as selected by the Journal's editors.

Each year, we scour the Web to bring you the best and brightest law bloggers in a variety of categories, and this year is no different.

Read the full intro and magazine version here.

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Court Watch: For news about judges and discussion of their decisions, especially in the higher and highest courts of appeal in the land.

280
votes

SCOTUSblog

We couldn’t agree more with one fan who held up SCOTUSblog as “extraordinary,” a site that “sets the gold standard to which all blawgs should aspire.” Indeed, SCOTUSblog was on a roll in 2012 as it celebrated its 10-year anniversary, crossed over into pop culture as founder Tom Goldstein made an appearance on The Daily Show, and saw an astounding response to its live blog of the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. The coverage attracted 5 million hits and 1 million simultaneous users, including President Barack Obama.

 

48
votes

First One @ One First

First One @ One First is a more personal, hipper complement to SCOTUS­blog. Mike Sacks (who guest-blogged and wrote for the ABA Journal) took his coverage of the venerable court to the line, where he logged what motivates in­dividuals to wait hours on end to get a seat to witness oral arguments in person.

 

37
votes

Bench Memos

Bench Memos is the National Review Online’s critical look at judges, jurisprudence and constitutional authority from a largely politically conservative perspective. A mainstay of the blog is “This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism,” a series primarily authored by Ed Whelan.

 

32
votes

Josh Blackman's Blog

Bringing the Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court to the masses seems to be where Blackman's heart lies. He co-founded the Harlan Institute, which aims to create online law courses for high school students, and runs FantasySCOTUS for predicting decisions. Many posts align with the content of his new book, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, or cover Texas, where he teaches at South Texas College of Law.

 

30
votes

The Justice Brennan Blog

More than a companion to Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel’s new biography of the late justice, this is an ex­ploration of how the appointee of President Dwight D. Eisenhower remains relevant decades after he left the court.