Overlawyered always prided itself on having usable archives, and I would often hear from writers, attorneys, and others who had been alerted to cases or issues by our old posts or had found them useful in other ways. It was sometimes a struggle, because changeovers from one blogging platform/format to another can throw old posts into less readable or useful form, while the march of technology obsoletes some methods for organizing information while advancing others. (“Tags” replaced “categories,” for instance.) Still, we have managed to retain most content over the site’s 1999-2020 lifespan in searchable form.
If you’re researching more serious topics in litigation and legal reform, you might also consider searching what was for many years the sister website to Overlawyered, Point of Law, published by the Manhattan Institute (launched 2004, most recent update at present writing 2014). I launched that site with the aim of serving readers who wanted to get deeper into the details of litigation as a policy matter, and it was anything but a one-person blog, attracting a host of talented writers and editors over the years.
Finally, consider searching the Cato Institute site, where you will find decades of content by me and others on topics also covered by Overlawyered.
— Walter Olson
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