There are (still) quite a few things in the United States I envy. Certainly, one of these is the thriving legal blogosphere – they have so many legal blogs over there, they even created a neologism for them: blawgs. Every year since 2007, the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal has assembled a list of their 100 favorite blawgs for the December issue.
The ABA Journal will do the same thing this year. The call has just gone out for nominations – so it is time to submit your amici letter in support of your favourite blog. My recommendation would be that you check out Ted Folkman’s blog, Letters Blogatory, if you do not know Ted’s blog already. I am certain that once you have had a look, you will deem Letters Blogatory worthy of a nomination for the ABA 100 Blawgs. It is an excellent source, and the only one of its kind, on up-to-date information on all matters concerning judicial assistance.
Ted had provided comprehensive coverage of Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, the new US Supreme Court decision on service by mail under the Hague Service Convention. He followes the Lago Agrio case across the various jurisdictions, reports on new developments in The Hague, and keps up with the latest news in the world of international judicial assistance with his cases of the day. And since the election, Ted has thrown in a fair share of political analysis to help us better understand what is going on in the United States.