Justia’s Top 10 Lists for March


Last month was Mad March Legalness over at Justia. Here’s a rundown of last month’s highest scoring lawyers on Justia Answers, and our most popular Onward blog and Facebook posts.

Justia’s Top 10 Legal Answerers for March

  1. Paul Overhauser: 4,140 points, 75 answers!
  2. Burton Padove, 3,615 points, 76 answers!
  3. Andrew John Hawes, 1,060 points, 21 answers
  4. Craig Epifanio, 900 points, 18 answers
  5. Robert James Reynolds, 710 points, 15 answers
  6. Ute Ferdig, 600 points, 12 answers
  7. Jarod Morris, 475 points, 19 answers
  8. Joshua Goldstein, 466 points, 15 answers
  9. C. Zadik Shapiro, 430 points, 9 answers
  10. Steven D. Eversole, 400 points, 8 answers

Attorneys, this could be you.  Any lawyer can answer legal questions: just make sure to claim your free legal profile in Justia’s Lawyer Directory, and you can start answering today!

Our Top 10 March Onward posts:

  1. Like Justia, our readers love puppy dogs and the law. Cicely Wilson’s post about Monty, Yale Law School’s therapy dog, was the most-read Onward blog post in March.
  2. Angry about entitlements?  Ken Chan’s post about Congress and Children’s Sense of Entitlement was a hit with readers.
  3. Attorneys were intrigued by an Onward post with suggestions on when, and how, to integrate images into their court pleadings.
  4. Ken Chan’s thought-provoking piece about people protesting the racial and ethnic makeup of Google’s workforce got readers’ ears.
  5. Courtney Minick highlighted FOIA.gov and how the federal website gives users access to Freedom of Information Act data and statistics.
  6. The Wisconsin governor’s union-busting practices logically led Justia to find and share labor law resources for our readers. Cicely had a post on the issue early last month.
  7. Japan’s tsunami disaster, and corresponding nuclear catastrophes, got Cicely thinking: Justia should go nuclear by sharing nuclear regulatory information and related resources.
  8. Courtney followed up on SCOTUS-related posts from last fall by revisiting cases on the Supreme Court docket that have now been decided.
  9. Elizabeth Roig explored a fascinating lawsuit by an NBA referee claiming that a reporter defamed him, yet another case in the Twibel litigation genre.
  10. In a novel Supreme Court opinion, Courtney analyzed the court’s historic ruling that an inmate has the right to bring a civil rights lawsuit for DNA testing under federal law.

Our Top 10 March Facebook Posts:

  1. Folks had a lot to say about ousted ex-Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore a/k/a the “Ten Commandments Judge”, and his thoughts on running for President.
  2. A post about a 4-year-old U.S. citizen who was wrongfully ‘deported’ to Gautemala led to a firestorm of reader interest.
  3. The legal challenges that teens, parents, educators, and law enforcement face over ‘sexting’ had our friends talking about how to deal with it.
  4. Guess what? Many Justia Facebook friends just don’t like Wal-Mart. That became clear in their debate about a post on the gender discrimination class-action recently argued at the Supreme Court.
  5. A post on a congressional hearing concerning the rights of American Muslims led users to share their views on, and off, topic.
  6. Scores of Justia friends were captivated by a recent file-sharing decision made by a federal judge in favor of the music industry, given that the judge who wrote the opinion was formerly a well-paid RIAA paid lobbyist.
  7. We wondered whether America’s role in Libya could become another Bay of Pigs debacle. Justia readers debated the issue.
  8. Readers debated a recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision authored by Justice Thomas voiding a jury’s $14M damage award for the prosecution’s failure to turn over exculpatory evidence
  9. Wisconsin’s Executive Branch engaged in heated debate over whether or not GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union law was still in effect, despite a state judge’s temporary restraining order halting it.
  10. New York’s highest court issued a home turf ruling, holding that copyright infringement cases should be filed by publishers where they do business, even if the alleged infringement happened out-of-state.