We knew we were picking on a tough bunch when we decided yesterday to defend the Twombly/Iqbal pleading standard against the onslaught of criticism from academia.

The scholars may disagree with us, but they haven’t tried to hide our argument.

We welcome new readers who have joined us through links to our Twombly/Iqbal post recently created at the Civil Procedure Prof Blog, Mass Tort Litigation Blog (here and here), Administrative Law Prof Blog, and Workplace Prof Blog.

(We wouldn’t object if one academic could find it in his or her heart to agree with us. But, short of that, we’ll settle for the new visitors. Welcome aboard!)