Overlawyered, published by the Cato Institute since 2013, began in July 1999 and is regularly described as the oldest law blog; at least, no one seems to be able to name one that’s older. Its founder and predominant writer is Walter Olson, a senior fellow at Cato and author of several books about the U.S. legal system including The Litigation Explosion and The Rule of Lawyers. Between 2003 and 2010 it also featured frequent contributions by Ted Frank, who founded and directs the Center for Class Action Fairness and is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. New Jersey lawyer David Nieporent, also contributed occasionally, and the site has had dozens of visiting guestbloggers.

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