Turley Blog Wins . . . Second Place in ABA Competition

We won the highly coveted second place in the ABA blog competition, according to the results sent this afternoon. Many have long argued that they would prefer the second place slot. Just ask Avis executives or the Biden staff. Congratulations to all of the winners The Legal Satyricon (IMHO), Volokh Conspiracy (Legal Theory), Above the Law (News), TalkLeft (Justice), and the other winners. I encourage you to look at not just the winners but the many wonderful blogs with links, here.

If it is any solace, we would have handily taken our old theory category over Volokh Conspiracy and had one of the highest vote totals (This is like claiming “most trusted” as opposed to “most traveled” in the airline industry). However, Elaine’s plan to grow pod people never materialized. It turns out that pod people are die-hard libertarians by nature and refuse to vote. Still, during the competition, we appear to have picked up a few new voices on the blog and we welcome them all. You will find this group to be the funniest and most fun collection of mishaps on the Internet.

I want to thank everyone for supporting the blog. We had a lot of fun with the videos and previously announced I am looking at the the Betty Crocker competition for our next effort — now that the competition for top Satanic or occult site unfairly excluded us, here.

Here is the spread:


The Legal Satyricon 266
Jonathan Turley 216
Charon QC 70
Althouse 54
GeekLaywer 46
Lawyer2Lawyer 29


Volokh Conspiracy 149
TaxProf 80
Brian Leiter 35
Femininst Law 34
Concurring Opinions 28
Legal Ethics Forum 26

Above the Law 355
Law Blog 102
The Am Law 84
FP Law 74
LexisNexis 72
Jurist 61
Legal Blog Watch 55
Law Shuchs 55


TalkLeft 90
Simple Justice 52
Defending People 37
Crime and Consequences 27
Sentencing Law 19

18 thoughts on “Turley Blog Wins . . . Second Place in ABA Competition”

  1. Despite the slender vote margin enjoyed by our competitor the fact remains that:

  2. Elaine,

    I love warm water lobster from the Sea of Cortez, but they are indeed more dangerous and better armed than their cold water cousins from the North Atlantic.

    Thanks for the laugh over coffee! I hadn’t seen that one.

  3. BIL–

    I’ve seen the Swedish Chef making all kinds of things in his kitchen–including chicken in a basket, frogs’ legs, lobster, donuts, meatballs, turkey…and chocolate moose.

    Here’s one of my absolute favorites:

  4. Well I presume Congratulations are in Order for some what less than the Flatulations inspire at some point in age it quit smelling like rosemary and sage.

  5. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
    Pearl Buck (1892 – 1973), The Joy of Children, 1964”


  6. Elaine,

    If you find that a culinary cautionary tale, have you ever seen the Swedish Chef make Chocolate Moose?

    And no, I didn’t misspell Mousse.

  7. “I have fought the good fight, I have run the good race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown ….”

    ~2 Timothy 4:6-8

  8. What are you going to do Professor, change your descriptive statement above the ABA award patch you display to add ‘2008’? I sure think it should stay up.

  9. Congratulations Professor!



  10. Professor Turley–

    You may want to get a few baking pointers from the Swedish Chef before you apply to become a competitor in the Betty Corcker Contest.


  11. That Betty Crocker better watch her backside is all I can say. We’ve got chocolate and we’re not afraid to use it!

  12. We’re #2! And that’s pretty damn good! Third highest score overall, as well. Congratulations professor!

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