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We Stand With our Blog Friends in Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:30pm
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This is a little spooky.

Here’s a blog post I wrote in November 2012, the last time Israel had to deal with the terrorist alliance in Gaza and its rocket fire:

Since then, we have added more Israeli blog friends, many of whom I met on my trip to Israel last summer.

So once...

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Anti-Israel bloggers assume we hate like they hate — they are wrong

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:37pm
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I added Legal Insurrection’s name to the list of pro-Israel blogs and bloggers supporting Elder of Ziyon’s open and unequivocal condemnation of the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

In a follow up post today, Elder makes points I made this morning in

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How is Door No. 2 working out for ya?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:30pm
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Our bumper sticker post early this morning was Legal Insurrection’s 12,000th post since we opened the doors, turned on the lights, fired up the grill, and (help me out running out of trite analogies) embarked on this journey we call the, um, uh, ….

The first post was Obama is “Door No. 2″:

“Imagining...

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Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:30am
Tax Prof Blog Rankings 3-31-2014 Top 15

TaxProf has released the rankings of blogs run by law professors, for the 12 months ending March 31, 2014.

Go to Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings for the full list, including percentage changes from the prior year.  The Top 15 are in the featured image.

Plus College Insurrection comes in at #19, a drop of two...

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Legal Insurrection looks more like America than many liberal publications

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3:30pm
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Today is the day the obsession with diversity counting comes home to roost at liberal websites.

Bring out the bag of popcorn.

The NY Times Public Editor bemoans that only about one-third of the reporters are women, Still Talking About It: ‘Where Are the Women?’

“We’re acutely aware,” [Janet Elder, deputy managing editor] said....

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Resisting the urge to fly towards the flame

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:41pm
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The urge to fly towards the hot news flame is strong.

We’ve mostly, but not always, avoided being burned.

We took a deep breath when the Bundy Ranch flame flared:

“I don’t think we’ve written here yet...

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The end of reading

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm
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With the rise of the internet, and blogs, and Twitter, and Facebook, more people are reading more things.

Like Upworthy.

But there’s “reading” and there’s “reading.”

Short-form reading is up, long-form reading is down.

TLDNR.

That’s my sense of things. There probably is a study out there about it. Would someone do me a favor and...

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Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00am
Tax Prof Blog Rankings 12-31-2013 Top 15

TaxProf has released the rankings of blogs run by law professors, for the 12 months ending December 31, 2013.

Go to Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings for the full list, including percentage changes from the prior year.  The Top 15 are in...

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While I’m away

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:25pm
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for the next week celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in the Dominican Republic, you will be in the able hands of our regular crew (Mandy’s the boss) plus guest blogging by Aleister from College Insurrection and American Glob, and Rusty Weiss from The Mental Recession.

Three seems to be our number: ...

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Blog Bash Blogger of the Year

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 7, 2014 at 8:15am
Blogbash 2014 Blogger of the Year Award

I am pleased to announce that I received the award for Blogger of the Year from the National Bloggers Club last night at the Blog Bash 2014 event held near the CPAC conference.

Legal Insurrection was well represented at the event — from left to right — Me, Laurel, Aleister and Bryan.

Update:  Aleister...

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Quentin Tarantino v. Gawker — can’t they both lose?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:59am
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Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is suing Gawker Media and related entities based on Gawker allegedly assisting in the distribution of a stolen film script:

Director Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against Gawker Media for copyright infringement. A week after declaring he would no longer make his next film “The Hateful Eight” because...

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Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 7:00am
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We have faced the problem of the Big Google Algorithm in the Sky before.

Michele (Walk) Hansen noted at...

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Our Impossible Boeing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:10pm
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In the earliest days of the internet, an Instapundit reader suggested the term “take the Boeing” to describe when bloggers join big media outlets.

Today, Volokh Conspiracy took the Washington Post’s Boeing:

We’re now trying what might be the most ambitious experiment yet: a joint venture with the Washington Post. The Post will...

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I got rights

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:04pm
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I recently was referred to disparagingly as a mere “blogger,” by an attorney in a matter I was reporting about, in an email in which “reply to all” was mistakenly selected.

It was disappointing at many levels, particularly given the person the attorney was representing, but not really surprising.

Well, buddy, I...

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