Writ (website)

Writ (website)

"Writ" is a legal commentary website on the topic of the law of the United States hosted by FindLaw. Writ publishes at least one new column by one of its regular columnists every business day, and frequently posts a second column by a guest columnist. The regular columnists are all notable attorneys; almost all are law professors, most with an endowed chair; some are former law clerks from the U.S. Supreme Court; some are past or present federal prosecutors; one is a former Counsel to the President; one is a novelist, and one is the current director of the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program of Human Rights Watch. The guest columnists also tend to be law professors or seasoned attorneys. The columnists comment both on notable ongoing court cases and recent court decisions, as well as on current events.

Writ also publishes occasional book reviews, on books of both legal and more general interest; the book reviewers are likewise academically inclined attorneys.

Writ is free, and maintains all of its material from its inception in a free archive.

Although Writ is known mainly among legal circles, its columnists tend to be prolific authors who reach a broad audience. Many have published books as well as frequent articles and op-eds in newspapers and magazines such as "The New York Times", "The Washington Post", "The Atlantic Monthly", "U.S. News & World Report", "The Los Angeles Times", "The Chicago Tribune", and "Slate". One Writ columnist, Marci Hamilton, was the first guest on "The Daily Show" in its new studio in 2005; columnist Edward Lazarus also appeared on "The Daily Show" in 2006.

Writ is available online at [http://writ.news.findlaw.com/] .

Writ's regular columnists

*Akhil Amar
*Vikram Amar
*Bart Aronson
*Sherry Colb
*John Dean
*Michael C. Dorf
*Joanna Grossman
*Marci Hamilton
*Julie Hilden
*Edward Lazarus
*Joanne Mariner
*Anita Ramasastry
*Anthony Sebok

Books by Writ columnists

*Akhil Amar. "America's Constitution: A Biography." ISBN 1400062624
*Akhil Amar. "The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction"
*Sherry Colb. "When Sex Counts: Making Babies and Making Law." ISBN 0742551504
*John Dean. "Conservatives Without Conscience." ISBN 0670037745
*John Dean. "Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush." ISBN 031600023X
*John Dean. "Warren G. Harding." ISBN 0805069569
*John Dean. "The Rehnquist Choice: The Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment That Redefined the Supreme Court." ISBN 0743226070
*John Dean. "Blind Ambition." ISBN 0671812483
*Michael C. Dorf. "Constitutional Law Stories." ISBN 1587785056
*Michael C. Dorf. "On Reading the Constitution." ISBN 0674636260
*Marci Hamilton. "God vs. the Gavel : Religion and the Rule of Law." ISBN 0521853044
*Julie Hilden. "Three." ISBN 0452284430
*Julie Hilden. "The Bad Daughter : Betrayal and Confession." ISBN 1565121856
*Edward Lazarus. "Closed Chambers : The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court." ISBN 0140283560
*Edward Lazarus. "Black Hills, White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present." ISBN 0803279876
*Joanne Mariner. "No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons."
*Anthony Sebok et al. "Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence." ISBN 0521480418

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