The Turley Blog Leads in Vote on Best Law Professor and Legal Theory Blogs

thumb_election_ballot_box_2The voting continues on the top blogs. The Turley blog was selected as one of the 100 top legal blogs by the good people at the ABA Journal. It currently holds the number one spot for law professor and legal theory blogs. The tally shows the Turley blog with 387 votes with Mirror of Justice with 234 votes. The voting ends on January 2nd. You have done well Turley bloggers.

You can still vote, click here. This is a perfect family experience with the kids, distant relatives and pets.

After following the last two presidential campaigns, I am ready for the final push on the campaign. We must now enlist Nigerian spammers and Chinese hackers to bring home the ABA bacon. In the meantime, I will start to spread vicious rumors about the other blogs to suppress their vote and redirect their votes to nonexistent voting locations. I am also offering voters free teeshirts reading “Turley Bloggers Do It Daily” (offer invalid in all fifty states and any foreign nation or territory).

I am also promising religious right voters a faith-based initiative on the blog where I will openly advance sectarian demands (particularly to the exclusion of minority interests).

For same-sex couples, I am offering to use my status as a blogger to officiate at marriages under the theory that the Internet is like a virtual waterway and I therefore have the status of a captain.

For law and order advocates, I promise to demonize anyone accused of crimes (wimps wait for convictions) while working in the terms Arpaio and soft-on-crime into every blog entry.

For vegetarians, I promise a meat-free lexicon by dropping terms like “get to the meat of the issue” or “ham it up” or “playing chicken.” For environmentalists, I promise to free the pandas currently being use on treadmills to power my computer.

To bipeds, I promise to bar Quadrupedalism in any form, shunning quadrupeds from guest blogging spots or features.

For Barry Manilow fans . . . well you need to go to The Tax Professor blog . . . there a just come things I cannot do.

Here are the current voting results for the top five law professor and legal blog competition.

The Turley Blog — 387 votes

The Mirror of Justice — 234 votes

The Tax Professor — 176 votes

Professor Bainbridge — 124 votes

The Faculty Blog (Univ. of Chicago) — 107 votes

48 thoughts on “The Turley Blog Leads in Vote on Best Law Professor and Legal Theory Blogs”

  1. Okay, looks like Turley won the blawg contest for his group. Yea.

    Now, we need a contest to figure out just what a hammerhead shark standing on (or hanging above) a boardwalk and a PI lawyer have in common.

    My best guess is something to do with “The Practice” or that other show “Shark” Common theme: ambulance chasers…

  2. I’m not getting cocky. It’s mirror of justice–there could be a wicked queen telling her dawrfs to vote right now–counter insorcery!

  3. g2-1b2025b18c7ba873a1294adb2ed51c4b
    1, January 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    “If Turley starts using “my pretty” as an affectation, I ‘m out a here”

    Or worse “my prrrrrrecious”

  4. waynebro:

    “Particularly considering my vote was number 666.”


    But Professor Turley said no sorcery! I am starting to feel like the naive guy in that old movie when he finally figures out at the end that everybody in town is in league with the devil. [insert demonic manical laughter here indeed] If Turley starts using “my pretty” as an affectation, I ‘m out a here.

    P.S. I am awaiting my gravatar. I think you will find it appropriate

  5. Particularly considering my vote was number 666.

    I’m sure it means nothing.

  6. Indeed, like Lord Voldemort, I have made deals with the trolls and the giants. However, my favorite are my dementors who have chilled the other blogs to the core. Well done, my minions, well done. With four hours to go, our control of the blogoshere will be completed and then I shall let the trolls feast on their bones. [Add maniacal laugh here]

  7. Prof.Turley,
    You are smoking the competition. Any truth to the rumor that you have hired the trolls to enter votes on your behalf?!
    I missed your earlier congrats. Thanks.

  8. Mespo:

    No sorcery. Didn’t I tell you that one of our regulars is the president of Diebold?


  9. JT:

    Good political work all, but what have you done to freeze the vote at Mirror of Justice. They are literally mired at 250. I suspect sorcery here!!

  10. With the polls just hours away from closing, the vote stands at:

    Turley Blog 659

    Mirror of Justice 250

    TaxProf Blog 228

    I know the lead looks insurmountable but we need a mandate. Let’s top the 800 mark on our way to 1000!

    At the bottom of the heap rests the ponderously named “Empirical Legal Studies” blog with 35 votes. No offense but couldn’t they jazz that name up with something a little more passionate.

    1. Indeed, the campaign of misinformation and the politics of personal destruction have worked. In the waning hours, we have 661. My rumor campaign about how the Empirical Legal Studies professors engage in late night generalities worked marvelously. Likewise, my suggestion that Balkinization is a site run by actress Dawn Balkin rather than Yale Professor Jack Balkin appears to have hit the mark.

      I have stepped up the campaign in the final hours. I have the goods on Law School Innovations blog showing these professors engaging in traditional, non-innovative techniques. I have pictures, Mespo, pictures!

  11. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  12. JT,

    Is there a place on your tax return for writing off “walking around money”? 524 + votes takes a lot of cash!

  13. Voting Update:

    Turley’s Fanatics 524

    Mirror Of Justice Gazers 235

    Vote now the polls close soon, and I am getting measured for my morning coat even now!

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