While my online life may have paused for a week or so while I enjoyed a remarkably disconnected vacation, the legal blogosphere continued to chug merrily along and Blawg Review continued right along with it. Consequently, I found two-and-a-half Blawg Reviews or Blawg Review-like posts awaiting me upon my return. Though with accumulated workload it's taken me a bit to get to these posts, they were worth the wait.
Keith Lee signed-on for a return engagement in Blawg Review #287, hosted at his An Associate's Mind blog. The occasion was a commemoration of National Freedom of Speech Week and he collected some of the better free speech from the legal end of the blogosphere, including commentary on satirical video directed at prospective law students, discussion of free speech issues, and posts concerning the challenges to free speech posed by increased official surveillance.
On Halloween, at her In-House Lawyer blog, Melanie Hatton continued what's become something of a tradition in the UK — a round-up of notable British legal bloggers. The usual suspects such as Charon QC, IPKat, and Baby Barista were represented of course, along with a number of excellent bloggers with whom I was unfamiliar. Several of these have now found a place in my RSS reader.
Paul Kennedy offered a Halloween treat of his own with Blawg Review #288, hosted at his The Defense Rests blog. He collected posts from a number of blogging bogeymen (and bogeywomen) on a variety of legal topics, including the implications of interfaith cultural divisions, the social and economic costs of wrongful convictions, and the value of pro bono on both sides of attorney-client relationships.
Stephen Albainy-Jenei will host next week's Blawg Review #289 at his Patent Baristas blog.