Slate, the daily online magazine, today launches a legal blog featuring some of the most prominent voices in law. "Convictions," the law blog, will include daily commentary from a wide range of legal professionals, including Slate's Jurisprudence columnists Dahlia Lithwick and Emily Bazelon and top litigators and law professors across the country.
"The popularity in our Jurisprudence column made it clear to us that readers view Slate as a destination for smart, engaging legal commentary. By launching a law blog, we're able to post immediate reactions to legal cases and headlines, providing an accessible source for legal discourse from a wide-range of qualified experts," said Jacob Weisberg, Slate's Editor. "‘Convictions' is the newest of what we hope to be many more legal features across the site."
Slate approached Phillip Carter, regular contributor on legal and military affairs to Slate, to serve as editor of the blog. Carter practices law with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in New York City, in the areas of government contracts and litigation. He also served nine years in the Army, including a tour in Iraq from 2005-2006 advising the Iraqi police and courts. "I'm excited about this project. I think ‘Convictions' has the potential to become the destination on the Web for smart legal commentary," said Carter.