Top 100: ABA Top Blog Competition Begins

It is that time of the year for our annual blawgletting — the ABA top blog competition. We have once again been selected as one of the top 100 legal blogs (of over 3000) and nominated for the IMHO (opinion) category and it is time to release our minions upon the field of blog battle. Vote here to defend our way of life and the future of the planet.


This year, the editors put us up against pretty tough competition: the conservative legal site The Volokh Conspiracy. VC is one of the top most visited sites with an extremely loyal following.

Remember no high school friend is too distant or any relationship too casual to be coerced into voting. What better way to reestablish a long dormant relationship than a call to discuss this blog and its insatiable need for attention and approval?

Good luck to all of the competitors (even those in the IMHO category)!

134 thoughts on “Top 100: ABA Top Blog Competition Begins

  1. lottakatz:

    “I love a mystery.”

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    Excellent work in getting to the bottom of this. Appreciate and respect your sense of fair play and justice…

  2. Justice Friendly, I think you’re off the mark regarding the endorsements you posted (not all are still available for view). Those are normal endorsements consistent with any campaign for an award that is voted for. They are not examples of calculated, negative campaigning and mining reactionary single issue voting blocs divorced from the substance of the greater issue involved in blawging and the award competition. I doubt that anyone, anyone could find any basis for saying anything to disparage the above endorsements or any similar endorsement for any blawg in competition for an ABA award.

  3. J DeVoy:

    I don’t know if I buy the porn explanation. If you read the articles in that tweet, none of them mention the ABA competition.

    Sigh. Nope, that doesn’t explain the votes either!

    In hindsight you’re correct. But I wonder if your comment was a contributing factor motivating LottaSherlock’s investigation. Just think, if you hadn’t posted that comment, the deed might never have been uncovered.

  4. lol, Nal.

    “The lady doth protest to much, methinks.”

    That Bard was a sharp one. As is our own native Ms. Holmes. Wasn’t it Agatha Christie who said that “all criminals desire to be caught”?

  5. Nal, You are a man of great wit and laser-like perception, I have always respected those qualities in you. Srsly.

    I was just puttering around to start with and had my doubts and prejudices; I thought a celebrity with a big following could easily have a following that would do a search on someone that seemed to be a natural ally and find their way to the ABA, maybe cross-post the link elsewhere as a kindness, but that takes time.

    (I also felt bad because jumping to a conclusion was shoddy work and possibly unfair, I shouldn’t have done that or shared that impulse. Mea culpa, mea culpa.)

    So I re-visited Ms. Haze’s Twitter page to check that out because THAT’S AN ACCEPTABLE WAY to get votes IMO. Her page was by then protected and viola’, almost simultaneously to my re-visit there, a message pops up from a new poster…

    Thanks for the ‘call’ Jay, I enjoyed the play-date and feel much better now. 🙂

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    BIL, That thought crossed my mind too; a fairly young man acting badly and being a poor ambassador for his (possible mentor ? and) law partner’s blawg, very bright but possibly unschooled in the professional courtesies. ? I actually hope so.

  6. Lottakatz,

    “That thought crossed my mind too; a fairly young man acting badly and being a poor ambassador for his (possible mentor ? and) law partner’s blawg, very bright but possibly unschooled in the professional courtesies. ? I actually hope so.”

    I’d say it speaks more to his sense of fair play and his ethics than to his schooling in the professional courtesies.

  7. CEJ wrote:

    “IMHO J. Malcolm Devoy is a trucking console (in deference to F F LEO rhymes with – -) for writing such a stupid and ridiculous statement.”
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    Very funny CEJ–good to ‘hear’ from you again.

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