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Blawg Review is the blog carnival for everyone interested in law. A blog carnival is a traveling post about a topic or theme. For example, there's Carnival of the Capitalists, concerning business and economics, and Grand Rounds is about medicine and healthcare. Blawg Review, of which this is the 100th issue not counting the extraordinary annual Blawg Review Awards for 2005 and 2006, has topics discussed by lawyers, law students and law professors.
Blawg Review #100 is a milestone that we hope will give new readers a chance to catch up with what has become one of the most popular blog carnivals. It just might be the best blog carnival anywhere. We're honored that Blawg Review is a featured blog carnival this week at the blogcarnival.com website.
One thing you might notice about Blawg Review that is a bit different from other blog carnivals is that we put the emphasis on the hosts. Here, the hosts are responsible for selecting the best law blog posts from the previous week, including only what the host considers the best blog posts from several contributors each week. Regular contributors often recommend posts by other bloggers that would be good to include in the next week's presentation. Think of Blawg Review as a "peer-reviewed" blog carnival.
Unlike many other blog carnivals, Blawg Review is conceived more in the interests of the readers than the contributors and, in the end, the lasting benefits of an interesting Blawg Review accrues to the host who puts together an informative and entertaining presentation.
What, then, are the attractions in this week's carnival of law bloggers?
For this centenary presentation, we've selected some interesting law blog posts of the past few weeks, and organized them according to the order in which these bloggers hosted Blawg Review.
Blawg Review #1 was hosted on Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground. To start the project off right, Evan's first presentation was in classic blog carnival style. This week, Evan reflects on the success of the past issues of Blawg Review and wonders if future presentations could be even better. We look forward to the usual civil discourse, and occasional rant, in response to this post on Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground "where most of the fun is in the comments."
Ron Coleman hosted Blawg Review #2 on his intellectual property blog, Likelihood of Confusion. Ron's got a great sense of humor, and a flare for creative writing. With the NCAA basketball tournament underway, Ron Coleman describes an effort by several universities to gain trademark protection for their school colors . As he points out, the push is focused on common law of trademarks and the doctrine of secondary meaning. He concludes, "Trademark ownership just expands and expands, pushing the line of demarcation wherever judges will let it go. Woe to the small businessman who steps over that line." Although not mentioned specifically, it's unlikely that Coleman's alma mater, Princeton, would be able to trademark its school colors -- black and orange -- due to the "doctrine of ugliness", which prevents trademark protection for eyesores. Please don't write, Ron! We kid because we care! Don't miss Coleman's latest blogosphere endeavor, his general interest and political commentary blog (with fellow Princeton alum David Nieporent) Likelihood of Success.
Blawg Review #3 was presented on the Appellate Law & Practice blog. The recent Parker v. District of Columbia decision was ably reported by "S. Cotus", who rounded-up several worthy comments on the 2d Amendment case and concluded with some observations of his own: "[C]onsidering that the 2-1 panel had to bridge several issues that they considered close . . . it is problematic to say that this result is based on the "plain language" of the constitution. In fact, the majority reaches its result by looking way beyond the plain language of the constitution."
Professor Gordon Smith hosted Blawg Review #4 on Law & Entrepreneurship News. Sometime around June 2005, the irony of using a French word, "entrepreneurship", to describe a class of people who want to work for themselves became too much for the staff of the Law & Entrepreneuship News blog and they folded their tent.
Professor Smith pressed on with Blawg Review #5 at the Conglomerate group blog, where Professor Christine Hurt has an interesting post this week about her Bluebook Pet Peeves. The NCAA tourney also provided an opportunity for her to discuss tournament betting pools in offices across the country: "According to some counts, almost one-third of U.S. workers this week will participate in a pool, with some of them spending work time to contemplate their entries. And yes, in most states, these pools are clearly illegal." She notes that prosecutors have customarily turned a blind eye to this rampant illegal behavior each March, but warns that customs can change unexpectedly. Although she invokes a classic Monty Python sketch to warn that "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!", perhaps this will be more like Casablanca, in which Claude Rains' Captain Renault claims that he is "shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" before he collects his winnings and closes down the casino at the behest of humorless (and non-gambling) Nazis.
Blawg Review #6 was hosted at David Swanner's South Carolina Trial Law Blog. Swanner is a man on a mission -- he wants to go digital and then outsource portions of his practice . This outsourcing is not to Bangalore but to the mom next door: "We can outsource to part-time stay at home paralegal moms in town. Even if they just put together 2-3 demand packages a month. We can outsource to part-time stay at home paralegal moms across town, across the state or across the country. That's the beauty of being digital."
Blawg Review #7 was presented on Jeremy Richey's Blawg, which is now his Religion Law Blog. Back in 1991, Athens, Georgia based band R.E.M. lost their religion; Jeremy Richey explains why they shouldn't bother looking for it in Savannah, Georgia at Savannah State University, where proselytizing is deemed to be harassment.
Mike Cernovich hosted Blawg Review #8 at Crime & Federalism. There, in a recent post titled A History Of The "Lie Detector" Norm Pattis writes, "I doubt I will ever forget the polygraph exam that I failed back in the early 1980s. I sat huddled with an examiner at the headquarters of the CIA. I was peppered with questions about drug use and whether I was gay. I answered truthfully, but not to the satisfaction of my examiner. Result? I never became a spy." Some might ask if we can believe this story, told by a guy who failed a lie detector test. ;-)
Blawg Review #9 was hosted by an anonymous law student at Jurispundit, but alas, this blog is no more. Fortunately, a digital copy of #9 was salvaged from Google cache and restored on this weblog.
Evan Brown hosted Blawg Review #10 at his Internet Cases blog. Evan provides a great rundown of the billion dollar complaint filed by media conglomerate Viacom against internet wild child YouTube and its marginally less wild corporate parent, Google. Also featured at his site is a lovely photo of a more traditional parent-child relationship.
Blawg Review #11 was presented by Al Nye The Lawyer Guy. Al Nye reports that Chiquita Banana is funneling money to known terrorists to keep them away from the company's agricultural interests in Colombia: "It seems to me that Chiquita made the decision that protecting their own profits was more important than anything else — including any laws that might prohibit them from dealing with terrorists. Does illegal activity always take a back seat to profits?" Perhaps we can now put to rest that old adage that "crime doesn't pay"?
Kevin Heller, an inspiration to this project and to countless other law bloggers, hosted Blawg Review #12 at Tech Law Advisor. Blawgfather Kevin Heller is still very active behind the scenes here at Blawg Review. In front of the scenes at his own blog? Not so much.
Blawg Review #13 was the first of many presentations with a special theme. Thomas Jefferson was our virtual host on Independence Day, 2005. In Men in Black, Agent Kay informed Agent Jay that "Elvis is not dead. He just went home." The same can now be said of "TeeJ", as he was affectionately known during his all-too-brief sojourn in 21st Century America.
Blawg Review #14 was hosted at Legal Commentary by an anonymous blogger and attorney in San Francisco practicing in the areas of civil and criminal appeals and complex civil litigation. There are no words to describe what's going on at Legal Commentary lately.
Blawg Review #15 was hosted at George's Employment Blawg. George Lenard identifies an often-overlooked class of workers -- older workers -- and notes that "Employers are increasingly looking to this category as a more viable option for filling key professional roles across industries — especially as the baby boomers approach retirement age." Beware, though, as any baby boomer will tell you, you can't trust anyone over . . . whatever their age happens to be at that moment.
Sean Sirrine hosted Blawg Review #16 at Objective Justice. For most of us at least, the Objective Justice blog is harder to get into these days than a pair of 32-waist pants.
The heretofore anonymous blogger hosted Blawg Review #17 at his Greatest American Lawyer blog. GAL has made a name for himself of late -- it's Enrico Schaefer. This week, he's coveting the Google bus (or the Viacom bus, as it may be known by the time you read his post).
Monica Bay, of Law Technology News, hosted Blawg Review #18 at The Common Scold. Mourning the passing of friend and colleague Jim Giordano this past week, Mon listed several of his many wonderful attributes and noted that "Jim humored my passion for the Yankees". Never has a more succinct definition of true friendship been offered!
Blawg Review #19 was hosted by Patent Baristas. Stephen Albainy-Jenei has always been an admired figure in the legal blogosphere . . . until this week when he revealed that he never finished his doctoral dissertation in tropical diseases. Quitter!
Blawg Review #20 was hosted by a lawyer and mommy blogger at The Mommy Blawg. The Mommy Blawger is all for enforcement of immigration laws, but even as a self-identified conservative she thinks separating a breast-feeding infant from its mother for an extended period after an immigration raid is taking things a bit too far.
Carolyn Elefant hosted Blawg Review #21 at My Shingle, her seminal law blog for independent practitioners. In a recent post about partners in love and law Carolyn writes, "We all know the song, Lawyers in Love, but did you ever wonder what happens to lawyers in love?"
Blawg Wisdom was the host blog for Blawg Review #22. Despite not having timely advice for law students since May of 2006, Blawg Wisdom is still a cool site according to many comment-spammers.
Dave Gulbransen hosted Blawg Review #23 at Preaching to the Perverted. Dave Gulbransen explains why he's a dork. We could also explain our dorkiness, but it'd take so long that Blawg Review #100 wouldn't be posted until June 25. Instead, we'll just move along to number twenty-four . . .
Blawg Review #24 was hosted by Jaybeas Corpus, which -- ironically -- cannot be found.
Ambivalent Imbroglio, the law student blog of an anonyblogger known then as ai, hosted Blawg Review #25. Since hosting Blawg Review #25, things have become a bit more decisive around the Imbroglio household. According to a recent post, the current crop at George Washington Law School, The Imbroglio's alma mater, have far too much time on their hands, having started "a sort of blog/newsletter filled with satirical and humorous stories about the life and times of GW Law School".
Tom Mighell hosted Blawg Review #26 on his perennial law blog, Inter Alia, where he continues to highlight the best new blogs in the legal blogosphere with his "Blawg of the Day" feature. Recently, he's drawn our attention to the Science and Law Blog, the CyclosporaBlog and A View from the Property Line.
Blawg Review #27 marked the first as an affiliate of Law.com's Legal Blog Network, and was presented on Legal Blog Watch by then editor Lisa Stone. Lisa has since moved on to extend her expertise and leadership to women bloggers and their collaborators at the BlogHer Network, which recently celebrated its first birthday.
Craig Williams hosted Blawg Review #28 on his elegantly-designed and well-written law blog, May It Please the Court. This week, Craig and his fellow-podcaster Bob Ambrogi get together on Lawyer 2 Lawyer with another of our Blawg Review hosts, Professor Amos N. Guiora, who is a professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy and Dean Tom Zwart International Dean and LLM-Director at the Utrecht School of Law in the Netherlands. Don't miss this show.
Blawg Review #29 was presented by your overly-ambitious editor who, on that very same day, hosted the 107th edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists.
Denise Howell presented Blawg Review #30, our first ever Howell-o-ween, on her personal blog Bag and Baggage. And this past week, Denise blogged and twittered about the Community 2.0 conference she attended, only to find Businesses Still Limping Toward 2.0 and that she reminds some people of Ann Coulter.
Andrew Raff hosted Blawg Review #31 at the IPTAblog. Proprietor Andrew Raff describes himself as a geek, but you'd never have known that from his recent excitement over the Sci Fi Network's "Battlestar Galactica Videomaker Toolkit".
Jag Central was host to Blawg Review #32 on Veterans Day weekend in 2005. The JAG Central blog seems to be in the midst of a strategic redeployment , but perhaps we may see a surge at some point in the near future.
Walter Olson and Ted Frank co-hosted Blawg Review #33 at Overlawyered. Since 1999, Walter Olson and his co-bloggers at the Overlawyered blog have been "chronicling the high cost of our legal system". This week's poster child for ridiculous litigation is a claim filed by several Muslim clerics who were removed from a USAir flight after their suspicious actions alarmed their fellow passengers and alerted authorities. Olson writes, "A sad case of post-9/11 discrimination, or "performance art" designed to elicit a fearful reaction among fellow passengers? And what are we to think of the suit's naming, as "John Doe" defendants responsible for damages, an "older couple" who reacted with alarm and the gentleman of which "kept talking into his cellular phone", possibly alerting authorities?"
Doug Sorrocco hosted Blawg Review #34 on PHOSITA. There, Laura C. Wood says, "Take time to smell the shamrocks...and invent."
Colin Samuels hosted Blawg Review #35, his first Blawg Review of the Year, at Infamy or Praise. This week, Colin shares his thoughts on identity, anonymity, and privacy in the digital age of online shopping in a self-titled post, "I'm still Colin Samuels."
AutoMuse played host to Blawg Review #36. Sometimes this automotive GC just likes to hop around the auto arena to see what the other autobloggers are talking about.
"Twas the Blawg Review before Christmas, with no clicking of mouse, Not a blawger was stirring, not even Althouse," when the Wired GC presented his lyrical Blawg Review #37. Now, he says, "It's time to leave the days of an anonymous Wired GC behind." Announcing his new venture, this famously anonymous blogger introduces himself and a new corporate website.
In 2006, Evan Schaeffer returned for a repeat performance hosting a New Year's Special Blawg Review #38, Ten New Year's Resolutions for Bloggers, at Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground. This week, Evan Schaeffer presents The Weekly Law School Roundup #62.
Bruce MacEwen hosted Blawg Review #39 at Adam Smith, Esq. This week, Bruce recaps some of the highlights of the recent Law Firm Leaders Forum held in San Francisco.
Former GC Anita Campbell hosted Blawg Review #40 on Small Business Trends, an issue that connected legal bloggers with readers of her popular business blog. This week, Anita's got an interesting post about intimacy in the workplace and other employee motivations that might be applicable to law firms. Anita hosted the Carnival of the Capitalists this past week, and is going to be hosting Blawg Review in September.
Jonathan B. Wilson hosted Blawg Review #41 at his eponymous law blog. Wilson, a GC in the Internet technology sector, looks at Viacom v. Google and asks, "Who's to blame?"
Kevin A. Thompson, at Cyberlaw Central, hosted Blawg Review #42, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Blawgosphere. Kevin Thompson gets right inside the court filings in the latest big cyberlaw case, and shares his insight in: Commentary: Google/YouTube sued by Viacom.
Mediator Diane Levin hosted Blawg Review #43 at the Online Guide to Mediation, with a nod to Shakespeare. This week, Diane writes about seeing ourselves as others see us: the art of feedback.
Bob Coffield hosted Blawg Review #44 at the Health Care Law Blog. Now, announcing an upcoming CEO Roundtable Luncheon where the topic for discussion will be "The Value of Blogging In Business" Bob Coffield says, "I'm looking forward to sharing my ideas on business blogging and providing some practical tips to help local CEOs, professionals and other small business owners leverage the use of blogs in today's business market."
Patrick Lamb hosted Blawg Review #45 at his law blog, In Search of Perfect Client Service. Announcing that his popular blog has recently moved, he writes, "I finally saw the light and asked Kevin O'Keefe and the good folks at LexBlog to take over the design and backroom work on my blog. Because of the way I originally signed up with Typepad (one of many mistakes I've made in this endeavor), it was necessary to choose a new URL."
Sean Sirrine returned, this time hosting Blawg Review #46 at the popular group blog de Novo. And there's a funny little post by Armen, of Nuts and Boalts fame, at de Novo titled Quotent Ethicals.
Eh Nonymous hosted Blawg Review #47 at Unused and Probably Unusable, a linguistically inclined blawg.
With ironic mathematical precision, Blawg Review suffered a mid-life crisis with Blawg Review #48 when three creative law bloggers, Steve Nipper, Doug Sorocco, and Matt Buchanan, collaborated at Rethink(IP) to produce an unconventional presentation with only 3 posts. Some suggested the blog carnival for lawyers was jumping the shark.
When we look back on Blawg Review a year from now, will Ron Coleman be able to say he saw the beginning of the end of this project with the Rethinker's Blawg Review #48? Ultimately, it's up to all of us—as hosts, or contributors, and as law blog readers who take the time to blog about the best that other law bloggers have written—to make of Blawg Review whatever we want it to be.Jim Calloway hosted Blawg Review #49 at his Law Practice Tips Blog. This week, Jim has must read material for solos here and here.
Ruth Edlund prepared a surreal Blawg Review #50 at The Dark Goddess of Replevin Speaks. Wonder when this ruthless lawyer will get back to blogging seriously. ;-)
George M. Wallace hosted Blawg Review #51 at his insurance law blog, Declarations and Exclusions, together with an April Fool's Blawg Review Prequel at his personal blog, a fool in the forest. Forget about March Madness; this month it's Moose Ball!
David Giacalone presented Blawg Review #52 at f/k/a, his creative blog featuring real haiku and thoughtful legal punditry. Recently, David wrote this entertaining post, "After touting the upcoming book Why Lawyers Should Surf (which is co-authored by The Barrister Blog's Tim Kevan), I thought I better warn my readers of the fate of unlucky, (ocean) surfing Florida prosecutor Adam McMichael."
Professor James Maule hosted Blawg Review #53 at MauledAgain. Following up in a post featured in last week's Blawg Review, Professor Maule wrote this week, "Today's law students usually think that the only important items on a transcript are cumulative average and class rank. They don't seem to understand that most practitioners look behind those numbers, just as law school admissions committees look behind undergraduate GPAs to examine the identity of the school, the student's major, and the number and type of courses in which the student was enrolled. Why are law students given so little advice, or perhaps even bad advice, on this point?"
Brandy Karl hosted Blawg Review #54 at bk! Now, I see we've got Brandy Karl & Associates!
Ben Cowgill took us on an amazing road trip for Blawg Review #55, inspired by the speed limit on American highways. Inexplicably, Cowgill's Blawg Review ended up in a ditch somewhere on the information superhighway and hasn't been seen since.
Jim Copland and his collaborators at the Manhattan Institute hosted Blawg Review #56 on the Point of Law Forum. Walter Olson points us to this column: "Legal imperialism": "Our newest entry in the Featured Column series explains the astounding growth in entrepreneurial litigation under the Alien Tort Statute, which sometimes seems to operate as a charter for lawyers to bring all the far-flung grievances of a troubled world into American courts for cash settlement."
Canadian law student Ryan Austin put together an excellent Blawg Review #57 at Lawyerlike. This weekend, he witnessed The Battle of Thermopylaw and reported: "I consider it a funny coincidence that last night I saw 300 and today witnessed the annual law school trike race. I think I might be forgiven for confusing the two."
Kevin Heller created a special web page for Blawg Review #58 at his Tech Law Advisor blog.
"Blawg Review #59 literally made me weep this morning – the sense of pride for what our nation’s military men and women have done in service to our country and the ideals of freedom, coupled with a profound sadness for the loss their families have endured, pointedly reminded me of the reason why all Americans should offer thanks and gratitude ever day of the year, not just Memorial Day," wrote Doug Sorocco at Rethink(IP), commenting on our special presentation.
Marty Schwimmer hosted a different sort of Blawg Review #60 at The Trademark Blog, and Professor Kingsfield was not amused. This week, Marty has an interesting post about a pretty significant case that considered an issue of fact as to whether the word OSCAR is generic for award in Italian.
Blonde Justice prepared Blawg Review #61 with Woman of the Law and Not Guilty. Blondie has some tips to save a buck or two.
Matt Barr hosted his Blawg Review #62 with the help of his daughter, Muffin, and an unnamed accomplice. Matt hasn't been blogging much on his eponymous domain, but he came out of nowhere last week with an impressive presentation of Blawg Review #99 on Begging To Differ.
The Airport Lawyer hosted Blawg Review #63. Soon after hosting Blawg Review #63, this airport lawyer's career really took off. The Law Office of Sheryl Shelin in South Carolina now boasts two practice area law blogs: SC Bankruptcy & Consumer Law Blog, and The SC Employment Law Blog where she's hosting another issue of Blawg Review next month. Check out these 9 Tips on Resolving Your Beef With Your Employer.
Howard Bashman hosted Blawg Review #64 at How Appealing. This week, a continuous stream of legal news on How Appealing includes this post pointing to articles available online from law.com concerning Alberto Gonzales, blogging jurors, and the Second Amendment.
Blawg Review #65 was hosted by Dan Hull at What About Clients? This week, Dan Hull is in London and blogging about lawyers, bloggers and The Stones--and Anne's chestnut tree.
Blawg Review #66 was hosted on David Jacobson's External Insights. Helping business make good decisions, David reports this week on the state of private equity in Queensland.
Antitrust Review hosted Blawg Review #67. Commenting on Antitrust Law, Policy, and Economics, Manfred Gabriel has a post this week about DRM and lock-ins in the European Union. If that doesn't grab you, there's also something about some poker players who have applied for summary judgment in a case against the World Poker Tour.
Blawg Review #68 was hosted on Jeremy Blachman's Weblog. Last week, Jeremy saw the movie Maxed Out, about credit card debt. "Mostly I wanted to see it because I saw in the trailer that my Bankruptcy professor from law school, Elizabeth Warren, was in the movie, and anything she's involved in is probably going to be pretty awesome," writes Jeremy Blachman in this review.
Blawg Review #69 was hosted on Unlearned Hand, a blog about law, being a student, Catholicism, beer, philosophy, and sociology. We may have a lapsed Catholic here, folks.
Dave Gulbransen returned with a back to school Blawg Review #70 on Preaching to the Perverted. A good supply of law blogs there.
QuizLaw hosted an entertaining Blawg Review #71. Recently, QuizLaw has added Common Sense Lesson #132 and #133 to the many resources available on this helpful legal blog.
Ernie the Attorney hosted Blawg Review #72 from New Orleans on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This month, Ernie Svenson announced his new law firm.
Workplace Prof Blog hosted Blawg Review #73 on Labor Day, 2006. Now, Professor Paul Secunda comments on a report that sexual harassment of men is on the rise.
On the anniversary of 9/11 Blawg Review #74 was hosted by the Institute for Global Security and Policy blog of the Case School of Law, thanks to Professors Amos N. Guiora and Gregory S. McNeal.
Blawg Review #75 was created with the collaboration of the entire permablogger crew at Concurring Opinions -- Dan Filler, Dave Hoffman, Nate Oman, Daniel Solove, and Kaimi Wenger. This week, Dan Solove writes about being blacklisted and rebuffed by Canada.
David Maister hosted Blawg Review #76 on his business blog, Passion, People and Principles. This week David's got a helpful post about lead generation tactics.
For those who like their bio/pharma chat freshly brewed, Patent Baristas served Blawg Review #77. This week's coverage includes news that Harvard Drug Group has filed an antitrust class action suit against Purdue Pharma alleging an unlawful scheme to maintain its monopoly in the U.S. for its brand name prescription drug OxyContin CR, the notorious opioid analgesic prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain.
Justin Patten hosted Blawg Review #78 at Human Law. Justin's just in from having coffee with Dan Hull of What About Clients? at the Marriott hotel in Park Lane, London. Pity, I must have just missed him in San Diego!
Kevin Heller returned with another tech-savvy presentation at Tech Law Advisor for Blawg Review #79.
Professor Kingsfield took class again with Blawg Review #80 to complement our hosting of another edition of the Carnival of the Capitalists #159 - Lawyers Are Capitalists II.
Howell-o-ween II returned to Bag and Baggage, where Denise Howell treated us to Blawg Review #81. This year's costume was, appropriately for an intellectual property attorney, based on pirates! And this week, Denise has put together an excellent post on her Lawgarithms blog regarding the recent case of Viacom v. YouTube. Denise says that this week's Video on the Net conference, with its opening day policy summit and concluding day policy panel (which she's on), has been hit with a discussion bomb of thermonuclear proportion.
Edward Still hosted an election year special Blawg Review #82 at Votelaw. At the intersection of politics and law: redistricting, campaign finance, the right to vote, election law and administration, and politicians in trouble, Edward Still has two interesting posts this week. It really is "voter fraud" at the heart of the Gonzalez 8, and strip club owner cleared of voter fraud charges in a case where exotic dancers, drunken patrons and employees registered to vote for Richard J. Jacobson as mayor in 2002, using his Coates strip club — Jake's — as their fake home address.
Professor Rick Hasen followed election week with Blawg Review #83 at his Election Law Blog. Rick is also thinking about "Vote Suppression and the Gonzales 8 Scandal" and points to a "must-read" article by J. Gerald Hebert on the Campaign Legal Center blog.
Jen Burke hosted Blawg Review #84 at Transcending Gender on Transgender Day of Remembrance in 2006. This year she'll host a sequel with Denise Brogan. Lately, though, Jen's been like laugh, wheeze, laugh, wheeze, laugh.
Peter Black hosted Blawg Review #85 down under at Freedom to Differ. Peter is all a Twitter this week.
Dante's The Divine Comedy provided the setting for Purgatorio, the theme for the award-winning presentation of Blawg Review #86, a sequel, by Colin Samuels at Infamy or Praise. A regular feature of this blog is TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! where this week's joy in the misfortune of others concerns "behavior that is unbecoming of a diplomat."
Blawg Review #87 was hosted at Legal Literacy by Hanna Hasl-Kelchner.
David Harlow at HealthBlawg entertained us with Blawg Review #88, inspired by the number of keys on a piano. This week, David asks, "Is the sustainable growth rate, er, sustainable?"
The Mummer's Veil was a special presentation by your mysterious editor for Blawg Review #89. "Blawg Review #89 was haunting and fun at the same time. For a couple of days after I read the Review, I thought about the mummer tradition and the journey of Ed. as he traveled around making virtual visits to bloggers," recalls Stephanie West Allen.
Raymond Ward hosted Blawg Review #90 on Minor Wisdom. "On March 16, 2005, I wrote a guest post for Evan Schaeffer’s Legal Underground, titled Depression, the Lawyers’ Epidemic. Two years later, it still draws comments," notes Ray on Minor Wisdom.
Blawg Review #91, a very special presentation for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, was put together by Greg Worthen at Public Defender Stuff. Check out Monday Musings: The Wretched Of The Earth, a new interview feature.
Legal Andrew hosted Blawg Review #92. Andrew has good advice for law students: never turn down a free lunch.
Kevin A. Thompson returned with Blawg Review #93, the sub rosa, hidden, and subversive Illuminati edition at Cyberlaw Central. Speaking of Steve Jackson Games, here's an intellectual property question.
Diane Levin hosted for a second time, presenting Blawg Review #94, the "getting to yes" edition at her mediation blog. Meanwhile, the World Directory of Alternative Dispute Resolution Blogs nears the 100 mark as six new additions this week bring the catalogue's total to 98.
AutoMuse hosted again this year, and presented Blawg Review #95. Don't you just love that new blog smell?
Blawg Review #96, the Presidents Day edition, was presented by Bill Watkins on the South Carolina Appellate Law Blog. Among his usual coverage of appellate cases this week, Bill reports on the case of a local lawyer arrested and charged after he called his downtown law firm on Friday afternoon and told an employee he was on his way to shoot everyone.
Bob Coffield returned to host Blawg Review #97 at the Health Care Law Blog again. Recently, his colleague Amy Rothman published The False Claims Act: Recent Changes Affecting Health Care Entities that is posted now on his blog.
Susan McDonald hosted Blawg Review #98 at her Legal Research and Writing blog; she had a thing about semi-colons. It's comma splices this week, and a review of a new film, "A Lawyer Walks Into A Bar, "a lurid tale of lawyers and lawsuits and America’s fascination with both. To sue or not to sue, that is the question." The documentary "explores the influence of the law and its practitioners on American culture, while following six characters as they do whatever it takes to become lawyers themselves."
Matt Barr returned to host Blawg Review again. This time, presenting Blawg Review #99 at the popular group blog, Begging To Differ. Featuring the family dog, Libby, this is the first issue of Blawg Review to be included in the Carnival of Dogs.
And that brings us to the end of this Blawg Review #100. We hope you've enjoyed the show. This presentation couldn't have been produced without all the heavy lifting by our awesome Blawg Review Sherpas, Colin Samuels and Jen Burke, who helped research and write this commemorative issue.
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