Sunday, August 08, 2004

From around the blogosphere

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy has set up a blog which has a lot of promise. In their own words:

ACSBlog is a project of the American Constitution Society, and is the newest front in our effort to restore the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice to their rightful place in American law. This site is moderated by a team of law students, and will feature reaking legal news, student observations, and expert commentary written by some of the best legal minds in the nation.

ACSBlog has a twofold purpose. The first is to supplement law reviews and other scholarly literature by providing short, easily digestible legal analyses of interest to a broad legal audience. By drawing upon distinguished professors and practitioners as "guest bloggers" we hope to allow the ideas of the best progressive and moderate legal minds in the country to be disseminated throughout the legal profession. Furthermore, as the ACSBlog allows readers to comment on any articles posted, a guest blogger’s idea can be expanded upon and perhaps form the basis for further discussion and even action.

An equally important purpose, however, is to provide a forum in which non-lawyers may read easily digestible legal commentary and thus become more familiar with the way law shapes our society. By providing commentary in a short, pithy format, ACSBlog hopes to be a resource not simply for lawyers, but for educated laypeople struggling to understand the law.

We welcome ACSBlog to the blogosphere!