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December 1, 2008

I would like to thank the ABA, Justices and judges, sentencing commissions, criminals and their lawyers....

Blawg100_2008Of course, it is an honor just to be nominated.  But, since nominations were not ever made public, it is more exciting to win again a place on the ABA's list of the best legal blogs.  This poston the ABA's blog, titled "50 New Sites Make 2nd Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100," provides the basic back story:

On our second annual list of the best legal blogs, just half of last year’s honorees make a return appearance.

What explains the high turnover? For one thing, every day new legal blogs are started, and some existing blogs—including some that appeared on last year’s list—cease to be updated regularly. Plus, some of the upstart blogs are just plain better than some that made the cut last year.

This year, blogs that aren’t updated at least weekly—no matter how interesting—often didn’t make the grade. We put a premium on blogs that broke news in 2008, or were among the first to provide trenchant analysis of one or more breaking legal news stories.

All kidding aside, I am grateful and honored that the folks at ABA put this blog on its Top 100 list in the crime category for the second year in a row.  The full list of the ABA Journal Blawg 100 can be accessed at this link, where one can also find links to some fun blog feature stories.

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Congratulations, Prof. Berman!

Posted by: Mark Bennett | Dec 1, 2008 5:09:49 PM

congrats. I dont get all the blawgs on the 100 and was miffed until I saw you & mark on the list.

Posted by: anon2 | Dec 1, 2008 10:04:17 PM

Congratulations, Prof. Berman!

Posted by: babalu | Dec 2, 2008 2:27:34 AM

Well deserved. Bravo!

Posted by: P.S. Ruckman, Jr. | Dec 2, 2008 11:11:57 AM

Congratulations but no surprise. This blog should be mandatory for every high school student and college freshmen. People should know what the government does with its second most powerful power (war being the first) and how its done.

Posted by: George | Dec 2, 2008 11:18:16 AM

George, interesting way of looking at it. If sentencing is government's second greatest power, it's a close second.

Posted by: Mark Bennett | Dec 2, 2008 10:44:28 PM

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