These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Verdict Least Biased based on minimally biased story selection and editorial positions. We rate them High for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Verdict is a website that publishes legal analysis and commentary from Justia.
Justia is a legal media and marketing solutions company founded in 2003 by Tim Stanley. The primary objective of Justia is to promote open and free access to legal information and resources such as case law, codes, regulations, legal articles, legal blog databases, and community resources to inform users about legal developments. Additionally, Justia provides legal blogs and web development services for law firms. Justia is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, and Saltillo.
Ownership / Funding
Stacy Lynn Stern serves as Justia’s president, while Tim Stanley is the CEO. The company doesn’t disclose ownership details. Justia generates revenue through memberships for legal professionals, online marketing services, advertising, partnerships, and subscription services.
Analysis / Bias
Justia primarily provides news and information aimed at legal professionals. For instance, they host a forum called Justia Ask a Lawyer, where people can obtain answers to their legal questions on various topics. Users post questions, and attorneys provide answers.
Justia also features a Lawyers directory allowing readers to find profiles and contact information for U.S. lawyers.
The website verdict.justia.com provides editorial and political coverage that focuses on news related to the law, such as Trump’s New York Indictment: What’s Missing in the Commentary?” The content exhibits minimal bias and is thoroughly sourced from reputable outlets like the New York Times, Reason, PBS NewsHour, Politico, New Yorker, LA Times (Los Angeles Times), NPR (National Public Radio), The Independent UK, Law360, and Forbes. In general, Verdict is fact-based and provides minimally biased information on legal matters.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. Fact-checkers use them as a reference.
Overall, we rate Verdict Least Biased based on minimally biased story selection and editorial positions. We rate them High for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/05/2023)
Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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