The 2006 Weblog Awards finalists for Best Law Blog are:
The Becker-Posner Blog
Consumer Law & Policy Blog
The Grotian Moment: Saddam Hussein Trial Blog
The Volokh Conspiracy
JURIST - Paper Chase
These finalists are well-known to readers of Blawg Review.
Howard Bashman hosted Blawg Review #64 at How Appealing, and picked up a Blawg Review Award last year for Breaking Law News.
Concurring Opinions hosted Blawg Review #75 and was recognized as the Best New Blawg in 2005 by the Goddess of Justice and Law.
In our Blawg Review Awards 2005, The Becker-Posner Blog got the nod for the Best Blogging by a Judge, and The Volokh Conspiracy took Best Group Blog by Law Professors.
Last year, Lisa Stone was recognized in in the Blawg Review Awards for Blog Journalism for legal blog watching at Law.com's Legal Blog Watch, and for her support for Blawg Review, not to mention her outstanding work organizing BlogHer and judging the BOBs. BlogHer is a finalist for the 2006 Weblog Awards in the category for Best Online Community.
This year, Jen Burke hosted a special Blawg Review #84 on the Transgender Day of Remembrance at Transcending Gender, which is a finalist for the 2006 Weblog Awards in the category for the Best LGBT Blog. Jen's book blog, A Life Less Convenient, is also a finalist in the category for the Best Medical/Health Issues Blog.
Next year, Brett Trout will host Blawg Review on April 30 at Blawg IT.
The 2006 Weblog Awards breaks out political blogs into separate categories for Liberal, Conservative, and Centrist, in which we find blogs by lawyers are finalists, Legal Fiction, Patterico's Pontifications, and Althouse. And TechCrunch, written by reformed lawyer Michael Arrington, is a finalist in the category for Best Technology Blog.
Competing for top honors for Best Blog in the 2006 Weblog Awards are three weblogs produced by lawyers, all of whom were recognized in the Blawg Review Awards 2005. Power Line by John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff goes head-to-head with the Daily Kos, a community weblog founded by lawyer Markos Moulitsas, a.k.a. Kos. In our Blawg Review Awards last year, the nod for Best Politico Blog by Lawyers was given to both Power Line and Daily Kos, the latter also a finalist in the category for Best Online Community. Another finalist in the category for Best Blog is Instapundit by law professor Glenn Reynolds, a strong supporter of Blawg Review who got the Grand Panjandrum Award from Themis, the Goddess of Justice and Law.
Congratulations to all the finalists, and good luck!
Vote here for Best Law Blog, and find polls for all categories here.