State of the Blog

There’s no substantive post for today. Instead, I have one of my occasional meta-posts about the State of the Blog. A few items of interest:

1. Popular Cases. It’s not surprising that the more recent cases of the day tend to attract more readers, since folks who read the blog regularly likely read the posts as they are published but do not go back to read older posts. But several posts continue to attract significant attention long after they are published. These include the post on the SPEECH Act and recognition of foreign defamation judgments; the post on the Australian decision in the Altain Khuder case, the case of the German investors in Argentine bonds seeking recognition and enforcement of their judgments against Argentina in the US, and the New York case on enforcement of a foreign arbitral award by attachment of assets in New York.

2. Geographic diversity. About three-fifths of you are in the United States, with the biggest concentrations in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida, and the District of Columbia. But the geographic diversity of the readership is substantial. There are significant concentrations of readers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, India, Australia, and Brazil, and in the last week we’ve had readers from more than 40 countries. I’d like to give a special shout-out to those of you in Mongolia!

3. The Digests. I see that both the Topical Digest and the Digest By Jurisdiction garner a good number of readers, and I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping them up to date. I have been considering dropping them from the blog altogether. If folks have strong feelings about this, or find these pages helpful, please let me know in the next week or so.

Thanks as always for reading Letters Blogatory!

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2012), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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