The online magazine Slate launched a legal blog this week, Convictions, that will provide commentary from a range of legal professionals, including Slate’s Jurisprudence columnists Dahlia Lithwick and Emily Bazelon as well as practitioners and law professors from across the country. “By launching a law blog, we’re able to post immediate reactions to legal cases and headlines, providing an accessible source for legal discourse from a wide range of qualified experts,” Jacob Weisberg, Slate’s editor, said in announcing the blog.

Phillip Carter, a lawyer with McKenna Long & Aldridge in New York City and a regular Slate contributor on legal and military affairs, will serve as editor of the blog. Others on tap to contribute include: David Barron, Harvard law professor and former attorney-advisor in the Clinton Administration; Rosa Brooks, Georgetown law professor and Los Angeles Times columnist; Jack Balkin, Yale law professor and noted constitutional scholar; Diane Amann, professor at University of California at Berkeley School of Law; Doug Kmiec, Pepperdine University law professor and former assistant attorney general in the George H.W. Bush administration; Walter Dellinger, former acting U.S. solicitor general and Duke law professor; U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner, who sits in Boston, Mass.; Eric Posner, University of Chicago law professor; Richard Ford, Stanford law professor; and Kenji Yoshino, Yale law professor.

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