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Inside Legal Blogs [By Jeff] As this will be my final installment of Inside Law Blogs and Chat Boards, I wanted to take a moment to thank all the people who made it possible for me to maintain this column for so long. But then I decided that since I did most of the heavy lifting, I should just focus on myself for my last column.

It seems like just 16 weeks ago I started

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singled out for such praise, others thought

writing this column, although it’s actually been

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O’Keefe was totally out of line. In particular, his public pondering of how much the Legal Blog

17 weeks. They weren’t all good times. Often I was so hung over, I could scarcely summon

After reading that letter, I was struck by the

Watch bloggers are being paid drew criticism.

the energy to copy and paste tidbits from other

frailty of life. It made me want to climb a

O’Keefe, always looking for a fight, posted an

people’s blogs. Other times, I just didn’t feel

mountain or get a famous woman pregnant. I

email from the anonymous author of Blawg

like doing it, so I blew it off and had one of the

can no longer stand to watch life passing me

Review in which the anonymous blogger took

interns in my office do it for me. Rather than

by. That’s why I’ve decided to join a Buddhist

O’Keefe to task. This left the guys from Legal

beginning by summarizing the week’s news

monastery in North Hollywood, CA. I’m

Blog Watch scrambling to make it clear that

from the law blogosphere, I’d like to show

dedicating my life to the Lord, whichever Lord

A) they had no idea O’Keefe was going to talk

you all a letter I recently received after I first

Buddhists believe in. But before that, let’s get

about them and how much they are paid, B)

announced my retirement from the law blog

these last few law blog items out of the way.

they don’t need anybody else to take up their

game. It’s not every day that you get a piece of

cause, and C) they’re happy working for ALM.

mail that touches you in such a special way,

America’s sweetheart, Denise Howell, the law

O’Keefe also mentioned that he didn’t think

so I wanted to share it with my fans before I

blogger unfairly ousted from her firm, has

ALM understood the power of blogs and the

depart.

alerted us to the latest instance of a judge

Internet in general, leaving the Legal Blog

From: Denny Lannigan To: jeff@lawcrossing.com Subject: I have only two weeks to live

citing the works of a law blogger. This time,

Watchers to do their best to defend their

preeminent legal scholar and blawgger Eugene

employers. The whole thing is a little pointless

Volokh was quoted in a District Court dissent.

and verges on navel-gazing, but it’s funny. It

Ian Best of 3L Epiphany is keeping a running

seems that O’Keefe thought he was helping

total of the number of courts that have cited

Ambrogi and Elefant out, but apparently they

law blogs. As of 3L Epiphany’s most recently

didn’t need that kind of help.

Worried about the loss of erectoin? EVEN if

update, there are 32 citations of legal blogs

you have no erectoin problems SOFT CIAZLIS

from 27 different cases, with 8 legal blogs

Anyone who watches Stephen Colbert knows

would help you to bring back some romantic

being cited. This means that blogs are steadily

he hates two things: bears and facts. So it

moments that u lost in past.

becoming legitimized as a form of scholarship

was no surprise when he took on Wikipedia,

(like it or not) and that certain law bloggers are

the community-run online encyclopedia, and

advancing beyond mere Internet celebrity.

encouraged his fans to add crazy made-up

The greatest thing about SOFT CIAGLIS is the

statistics to Wikipedia, thus making fantasy a

security that you are on “automatic pilot”, relaxed, carefree, with no worries about a

Last week, Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog wrote

reality. Wikipedia fought back, blocking certain

sudden loss of erectle powers, no matter what

about blogger Ana Marie Cox, formerly of

listings from being edited. But there is still a

kind of interruptions (kids knocking at door,

Wonkette, and how she has been stolen away by Time. In the article, he mentioned the hardworking bloggers of Legal Blog Watch, Robert Ambrogi and Carolyn Elefant, and how they too could be stolen away from Legal Blog Watch’s parent company, American Lawyer Media, if ALM doesn’t watch its back. While Elefant and Ambrogi were flattered to be

dog barking, ill-fitting condom7) may be thrown your way. Just disolve half a pil under your tongue and get ready for action in 15 minutes. SOFT CIA9LIS! It makes your lovemaking incredible!

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lot of material on Wikipedia of questionable veracity. Ted Frank of Overlawyered went looking for legally themed Wikipedia entries that were inaccurate and found plenty. The respective entries for trial lawyers (and Democrats) Fred Baron and John Edwards sound like they were written by their PR reps. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

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sounds like the most important organization in

people utilizing Internet sources for research,

And there we have it. That’s all the news from

American history in its Wikipedia entry. Topics

it’s kind of scary to think about Wikipedia’s

the law blogs and chat boards. Perhaps that’s

like medical malpractice and toxic torts were

varying reliability. Wikipedia founder Jimmy

all the news there ever will be. Or maybe next

clearly written by lawyers who oppose tort

Wales claims that his site is about as reliable

week, we will see a new law blog aficionado

reform, as all statistics and facts that support

as Encyclopedia Britannica, which also gets it

on LawCrossing bringing you tidings from the

tort reform are omitted. With more and more

wrong about 25% of the time.

blogosphere. So long, everybody!

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