Today you’ll see a new look for Main Justice. We’re also debuting our new subscription site, Just Anti-Corruption.
The design changes are intended to help us make space for our growing white-collar legal coverage.
Although our Washington, D.C.-based publication will remain the top source for insider information about the U.S. Department of Justice, we will also be rolling out new sites devoted to specific practice areas. Our first is Just Anti-Corruption, offering complete coverage of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international anti-corruption initiatives.
Our sites are in “beta” mode, which means you’ll notice some rough edges for a while. Please bear with us. And as always, email as us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments or suggestions.
Since launching Main Justice a little over a year ago, we’ve had tremendous response from readers. Clearly the legal community is hungry for better coverage of its players, issues, and its politics.
We’ve hit some remarkable milestones in our short history: We have 12,000 registered users, we serve an average of 650,000 page views a month (including 250,000 pages views inside the Beltway) and receive more than 70,000 unique visitors a month.
We’ve broken big national political stories, including our huge scoop last December about Montana Sen. Max Baucus’s recommendation of his live-in girlfried to be the U.S. Attorney in Montana. We led coverage of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation allegations, producing more than 30 stories about the racially and politically charged case at a time when the Washington Post had to acknowledge it missed the story for lack of resources.
Our one-of-a-kind U.S. Attorney’s chart is a huge success, garnering tens of thousands of hits a month from readers seeking the latest information on Obama administration appointments to the 93 U.S. Attorney offices around the country.
I want to thank our team: Managing Editor Leah Nylen, who holds this whole operation together; David Johnston, who covered the Justice Department for the New York Times for two decades and seems to know every lawyer in Washington; Andrew Ramonas, our U.S. Attorney’s expert and videographer; Chris Matthews, our indomitable FCPA beat reporter; and Aruna Viswanatha, a great reporter and elegant writer who covers the SEC and other anti-corruption related beats.