TURLEY BLOG MAKES ABA TOP 100 — NOW IT IS TIME TO VOTE FOR THE TOP BLOG!

The ABA Journal has released its list of the top 100 legal blogs in the world and we are once again in this august group of blogs. Congratulations to all of our regulars contributors and weekend bloggers. We have previously taken the top spot under the opinion category in the past but the ABA has now eliminated that category. Even more ominous was the decision to put the largest blogs in direct competition under an expanded “News/Analysis” category. This includes the long dominant “Above the Law” site. We would have to punch considerably above our weight to beat “Above the Law,” which is ranking regularly in the top two most visited legal sites in the world. Frankly, it is like a dingy going up against a battleship. However, we have never flinched in the face of superior numbers. So it is time to vote! It takes a very quick registration. Just click here and cast your vote today!


“Above the Law” is extremely popular among lawyers as a site that covers the inside scandals and controversies of the profession from the grand to the gossip of the bar. We are also again up against the largest conservative blog, Volokh Conspiracy. We have previously beaten Volokh Conspiracy despite the larger size and large group of law professors as contributors. This year, we are larger and, according to AVVO, we are usually 10th in the world in terms of viewers. Volookh Conspiracy is listed as 8th in the latest ranking. Above the Law is generally listed as first or second. We also have a number of equally large sites, including BLT — the site for Legal Times. We are also up against Judge Richard Posner in his blog, the Posner-Becker blog as well as the Wall Street Journal Legal blog. They are all excellent blogs and it is a honor to be included in their company.

Our blog is described as follows:

Posting sometimes several times a day, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley (and guest bloggers) offers immediate, provocative commentary on the news of the day. Observations aren’t always related to con law or legal theory. But posts on- and off-topic are well-written, engaging and thought-provoking.

This is always a fun competition, win or lose.

Good luck to all of the blogs this year and thank you ABA Journal.

Now go and VOTE HERE by going to “News/Analysis”!

50 thoughts on “TURLEY BLOG MAKES ABA TOP 100 — NOW IT IS TIME TO VOTE FOR THE TOP BLOG!

  1. Come on, admit it! You want to win so you can rub those other blogs noses in it over brandy and cigars after one of the world domination meetings you lawyers hold!

    I’ll vote for this blog but it isn’t really fair since I don’t read the others (I did read VC a couple of times and it made me question the old saw that law school taught students to think – I guess VC is proof that in some cases just not very well)

  2. Didn’t we just do this?

    Ok … I was 15 and Tex was 18.

    I suppose it would be unethical for the 4 year to vote. She does have her own iPad and she’s constantly negotiating and appealing to a jury of her peers … The rest of the grandkids will vote so that’s another 5

    Perhaps I should reread the “Terms of Use”

  3. You have the guest bloggers, yourself and the guest writers that have put this blog in the forfront of the news….. Congratulations again….

  4. Congratulations to Professor Turley and to us all. Today is my birthday and as the regulars here know I like to thank Professor Turley around this time of year as well as all the contributors and my fellow guest bloggers for the joy and intellectual stimulation I get each year from our little soiree. I truly enjoy the genuine camaraderie and spirited debate we seem to engender here. We need always remember that we have Professor Turley to thank for it. It’s the best watering hole in cyberspace!

    Thanks again to you all. I will be toasting you tonight over some Dewars Signature, a fine steak, and some of the best red velvet cupcakes you’ve ever seen.

    Age has its privileges — and this forum is surely one of them

    With warm regards,
    Mark Esposito

  5. Happy Birthday, Mark! Many happy returns! Careful with those cupcakes and scotch. As a former governor and alleged actor once said in character, “You should not drink and bake.”

    And Happy Anniversary, Blouise and Tex! May your connubial bliss be perpetual!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK (MESPO)!!!! We have all benefitted from your insights on this blog and feel that we are co-beneficiaries in your birth. Have a great time today. You deserve it. Happy, happy birthday.

  7. happy B-day Mesposito [is that the diminutive of Mespo?].

    Have you tried the red velvet cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory?

  8. Congratulations to our host. Not surprising at all, but we need to win the Superbowl ring of blogs again this year.

    Mespo, happy birthday. Congratulations on surviving another year. May you survive many more.

  9. Professor,
    Number 24 is registered and clear. Congratulations.

    Blouise,
    As many would contend, the law interests of children are poorly addressed. As soon as they can manage the PC, their vote and voice should count. Ask Malisha.

    Mespo72,
    Congratulations. How many or did you say? Many happy returnz for the day and fine blogs, even the drone ones. Conflicts are necessary too,

  10. Mark,

    The happiest of Birthday’s, enjoy your steak and scotch.

    Blouise,

    Happy Anniversary! you and Tex are proof that young love can endure.

  11. Mespo and Blouise, Congrats to two of my favs. You both are positive folks and both understand that, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” May your scotch glasses always be half full.

  12. Happy Birthday Mark. I echo the comments of your wit. May it be sharper every year thereafter.

    And to Professor Turley. Let’s hope for the highest score, though I would say the most important aspect of the blog, advocacy for liberty and growth of knowledge in the subjects of law, is a benefit for the public of a much higher calling.

  13. Thanks to you all for the many good wishes which I gratefully and humbly accept. It’s great to have friends wherever and whenever you travel and I’m blessed with some extraordinary ones along the way. I do wonder why they put up with me.

    I am puzzled by another thing, too. If I was born on this day and Blouise and Tex were married on this day, does that make us astrologically related???

    I sure hope so. Cheers.

  14. Mespo,

    Knowing a couple who are asrrologists with together 80 years experience, I offer my own judgement. Mot on your question, but on the fact that an astrologist, IMHO, will FIND a connection, just to keep you paying for readings.
    :-)

    And with all the stars and planets, there is one somewhere.

  15. Thank you all … 46 years of marriage, 2 years engagement … 48 years and I wouldn’t change a minute of it

    And then there’s mespo, not a day over 39 … which is why we couldn’t invite him to the wedding.

    Vote!

  16. Happy Anniversary Blouise and Tex! Tex knows a keeper when he sees one, and so do you. :-)

    LOL, thanks for the most excellent vid, I needed that.

    Something romantic you can waltz to for the happy day:

  17. 64 votes and moving on up. we’re second now to Volokh. I’ve facebooked this and sent E Mails to everyone I know. Let’s get the “gantze mishpachah” voting!

  18. I’ve been told by the feline overlords they they get two votes each and a power of veto over final selection. This is their planet, pete. They just let us live here.

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    Posting sometimes several times a day, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley (and guest bloggers) offers immediate, provocative commentary on the news of the day. Observations aren’t always related to con law or legal theory. But posts on- and off-topic are well-written, engaging and thought-provoking.

    Twitter: @JonathanTurl

  20. Blouise,

    Well that’s a different story then. You can still use that with the “Burn Your Own Constitution Kit” though. It was written on parchment (despite the urban legend it was written on hemp paper), but it’s still suitable to make for a really big rolling paper. It might be awhile before you need that potholder though. Unless of course you meant potholder as in stash box in which case it would be more suitable for use with the “Gitmo Prisoner Playset” as an isolation cell. :mrgreen:

  21. Gene

    i’ve been wondering what to get my stepson and his three boys (6,5&3) for christmas. the “gitmo prisoner playset” sounds perfect. can i get one local or do i have to go through homeland security?

  22. I think that’s a DHS exclusive, pete, but I’ve heard rumors they are brokering a deal to outsource it to TRU – Toys R Us. Or maybe that was Academi nee’ Blackwater. I get the two confused.

  23. I hear that MIA are offering handmande ones, custom fitted. Very stylish. They even have small blue burkas fro the girls. They make small false beards from ones taken from dead Afghans. MIA= Mothers in Afghanistan

  24. Of course TRU is offering Petraus outfits, including cells to call your ladies on. Depending on the size, you get more rows of ribbons.

    There was an op-ed in NYTimes suggesting that Petraeus be taken out of prugatory and made DoD Sec. Seriously.

  25. WE NEED SOME HELP BLOGGER FAMILY:
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    Posting sometimes several times a day, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley (and guest bloggers) offers immediate, provocative commentary on the news of the day. Observations aren’t always related to con law or legal theory. But posts on- and off-topic are well-written, engaging and thought-provoking.

    Twitter: @JonathanTurley

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