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We’re a group blog, cofounded by Eugene Volokh and Alexander (“Sasha”) Volokh in 2002. Almost all of us are law professors, teaching at various law schools throughout the country. We write mostly about law and public policy, though we feel free to blog about whatever else strikes our fancy.

We’re generally libertarian, conservative, centrist, or some mixture of these, though we don’t toe any party line, and sometimes disagree even with each other.

We are not Washington Post employees, and we have sole editorial control over the blog. We are very pleased to be working with the Post people, but please don’t ascribe our views to them, or vice versa. Naturally, you shouldn’t ascribe our views to our employers, either, or even to the other cobloggers. Each blogger speaks only for himself or herself.

You’ll also note that the tone of our posts is at times different from that of most traditional newspaper writing; this too stems from our long history as independent bloggers. Some posts are quite technical, and aimed at our lawyer readers. Many posts are more traditional news analysis, or pass along interesting new legal developments.

And some are humorous, or focus on our hobbies or cultural items that we like. You can expect the blog, as a whole, to be substantive, but individual posts sometimes won’t be.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.