The Volokh Conspiracy (/ˈvɑːlək/VOL-ik)[1][2] is a blog helped to establish in 2002 by law educator Eugene Volokh,[3] covering legitimate and political issues[4][5][6] from a philosophical direction it depicts as “by and large libertarian, traditionalist, anti-extremist, or some combination of these.”[7]

Its name is a kidding reference to Hillary Clinton’s case in 1998 of a “immense traditional connivance” she accepted was oppressing her and spouse President Bill Clinton.[8] In 2007, Andy Guess of the Inside Higher Ed composed that it was “quite possibly the most generally read legitimate online journals in the United States” and that it “presumably has more impact in the field – and more straightforward effect – than most law reviews.”[3]

As per Adam Teicholz of The Atlantic, The Volokh Conspiracy, among different sites, assumed a significant job in affecting the perspective on Americans against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[9] In 2013, The Volokh Conspiracy showed up in ABA Journal’s “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame”.[10]

In January 2014, The Volokh Conspiracy relocated to The Washington Post,[10] with Volokh holding full article command over its content.[11] After June 2014 the blog was behind a paywall.[10] In 2017, the blog moved to Reason, with Volokh refering to as his reasons free access and publication opportunity to incorporate unredacted interjections in cited material.[12]

Striking benefactors Building websites for lawyers

Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law educator, one of its organizers

Alexander “Sasha” Volokh, educator of law at Emory University School of Law, sibling of Eugene Volokh

Eugene Kontorovich, Antonin Scalia Law School educator

Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

David Hyman, educator of law at Georgetown University Law Center

Jonathan H. Adler, teacher of law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, who offered under the pen name “Non-Volokh” until May 1, 2006

Kenneth Anderson, teacher of law at American University

Randy Barnett, educator of law at the Georgetown University Law Center

Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law and co-overseer of the Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law School.

David Bernstein, educator at the George Mason University School of Law

Dale Carpenter, teacher at the University of Minnesota Law School, and extra educator of law at William Mitchell College of Law

Paul Cassell, teacher of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah

Tyler Cowen, teacher of financial matters at George Mason University and at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Director of the James Buchanan Center and the Mercatus Center (not, at this point a benefactor)

Clayton Cramer, an antiquarian (not, at this point a giver)

Orin Kerr, teacher of law at USC Gould School of Law, in the past of the George Washington University Law School

David Kopel, research head of the Independence Institute and subordinate educator, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Jim Lindgren, teacher of law at Northwestern University School of Law and head of their Demography of Diversity Project

Eric Posner, teacher of law at the University of Chicago Law School (not, at this point a patron)

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, teacher of law at the Georgetown University Law Center

Ilya Somin, teacher of law at George Mason University School of Law

Todd Zywicki, teacher of law at George Mason University School of Law

Articles are frequently posted by visitor law teachers who are not among the recorded Conspirators.