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November 29, 2010

SL&P honored again by ABA Journal's list of Blawg 100


I am once again very pleased and very honored to report that this blog has once again been selected as one of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100.  I am grateful that ABAJ's annual list of the best of the blawgosphere has included this blog every year now for four years running. Here is how the ABA Journal describes my blog this year in its Criminal Justice category: "Ohio State University law professor Douglas Berman posts several times a day, keeping 'sentencing fans' updated on the latest news stories, commentary, cert grants, rulings, argument transcripts, research and scholarship on criminal penalties." That sounds about right.

Here is how the ABA Journal, which again has devoted its December cover story to the blawgosphere, describes its latest listing of top law blogs:

In our 4th annual Blawg 100, we organized a bit differently and created some new categories.  Yet we know that many blogs defy categories.  We have a "lighter fare" grouping, but you can find witty and funny blogs in any category.  More of our readers had a hand in the selections this time around: We received more than 1,250 blawg amici, or friend-of-the-blawg, nominations; you'll see some of the testimonials on the pages that follow.  This year, more bloggers embraced Twitter, though law profs are trailing the pack.

In addition to thanking the ABA Journal for giving me this honor each year, I want to again thank all the readers and commentors who always (and in various ways) help me find the energy (and often the insights) to keep this blog going. I genuinely believe I remain energized to maintain this blog largely because I so greatly enjoy the engagement, and still learn so much, from readers and commentators concerning the array of topics I discuss.

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Congratulations, Prof. Berman. Very much deserved.

Posted by: Dennis Terez | Nov 29, 2010 7:54:42 PM

Congratulations again. A superb blog.

Posted by: Michael R. Levine | Nov 29, 2010 8:54:52 PM

Congratulations. Commendation for courage as well, in not silencing dissent on the fundamentals, not just the edges of the law. The latter is a piece of garbage in total failure by its atavism. Its sole area of success, and a magnificent success, is in lawyer rent seeking. The lawyer not only petitions for payment from the productive to the parasite enforced by the violence of government, he makes 99% of all government policy. A lawyer petitions. A lawyer grants the petition. Nice.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 29, 2010 10:01:29 PM

Great job

Posted by: beth | Nov 30, 2010 11:46:45 AM

Great job, very informative and enlightening to have so much in one place.....Keep up the great work..

Posted by: Abe | Nov 30, 2010 11:49:33 AM

Doug --

I seldom miss my daily look at SL&P. It's really first rate in terms of the diversity of stuff that gets covered.

In addition, you and some of the commenters here are wonderfully open-minded and informed. Of course there are others as well, but it only highlights your virtues that you let a thousand flowers bloom.

I really don't know where you get the energy to do it. I can barely choke out two or three posts a week pitching in with Kent at C&C.


Posted by: Bill Otis | Nov 30, 2010 5:02:38 PM

Clearly well deserved. I tried to vote for you, but I am not a lawyer and do not know the secret handshake! :-)

Posted by: P.S. Ruckman, Jr. | Nov 30, 2010 7:41:24 PM

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