‘The Volokh Conspiracy’ Legal Blog Moves from WaPo to Reason

In 2014, the long-running and influential legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy did something that surprised many of is followers — it moved to The Washington Post and behind the Post’s paywall. But in making that move, it did so with the understanding that, as founder Eugene Volokh writes today, the paywall would be porous, including free access via RSS, Twitter and Facebook.

But this year, the paywall became tighter, says Volokh, a professor at UCLA Law School, making it harder to maintain connections with the blog’s longtime readers and forge new ones with students and other potential readers.

So as of today, The Volokh Conspiracy has moved to Reason, where it will not be behind a paywall. It can be found there at http://reason.com/volokh.

“We especially value our loyal, longtime readers, who are particularly likely to trust and enjoy our work. And it’s important to us that law students, college students, young lawyers, and others have free, easy access to the analysis and discussion on our site,” Volokh writes. “Moving to Reason lets us do these things, while still partnering with a respected media organization that we have long admired.”

Founded in 2002, the Volokh Conspiracy is written by two-dozen law professors and lawyers who contribute a mix of libertarian, centrist, and conservative legal analysis.