This morning, Westclip picked up on Federal Lawyer article on The State of the Legal Blawgosphere. (Westlaw: 53-OCT FEDRLAW 14)
According to estimates from Bob Ambrogi and Tom Mighell, there are at least 1000, but probably closer to 2000 legal blogs in existence. Also mentioned was the list of 100+ law library blogs which I maintain.
From the article:
Should We Care?
Now, as if making the argument over sheer numbers somewhat irrelevant, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a published order denying a motion for en banc reconsideration. A fairly substantial portion of the dissent (written by Judge O’Scannlain, with Circuit Judges Kleinfeld, Tallman, Bybee, and Bea concurring) consists of a block quote from a blawg. (See Harper v. Poway Unified School District, 455 F.3d 1052 (9th Cir. July 31, 2006.) Can an avalanche of blawgs be far behind?