The Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Welcome to the Blogosphere


The Wall Street Journal has started a new blog, called the Wall Street Journal Law Blog. Unlike many blogs hosted by the mainstream media, this blog has trackbacks and comments. According to the blog:

Our mission: to scour the universe for compelling stories in two related areas: business and law, and the business of law. Law and business is a broad intersection, encompassing such current news as the Enron trial, the Merck litigation and the RIM patent dispute. The business of law is focused on law firms and in-house law departments. We’ll write about industry news and legal trends, with a sprinkle of good old-fashioned gossip.

We’ll link to the best coverage of law and lawyers from around the Web, report some news of our own and look to you for contributions. We heartily invite your comments, tips and insights.

The primary blogger is Peter Lattman, who worked as an attorney before becoming a reporter.

In an early post, Peter has the scoop on what Article III Groupie will be doing:

Here’s the latest buzz: Queen of the blogosphere Ana Marie Cox is said to be handing over the reins at her spicy political blog Wonkette. David Lat, the federal prosecutor who revealed himself to the New Yorker magazine in November as the author of the popular “Underneath Their Robes” judicial blog, is expected to start blogging for the site.

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