Today is the last day of voting for the readers’ favorites among the ABA Journal Blawg 100. While my own blog’s tally in the vote has been paltry (I’m in the Lawyer’s Toolkit section, should you wish to soothe my embarrassment), some others have been rallying the vote with great success. Looks like the top vote-getter so far is Instapundit, who is comfortably over 4,000 votes, followed by Unclaimed Territory with more than 1,600 votes, both in the category Politics for Sport.
In the Generally Speaking category, QuizLaw has the lead as I write this, with just under 1,000 votes. But second-place Overlawyered is not going down without a fight: author Walter Olson has posted an appeal to help his blog win — and ruin someone’s day. Some higher-ups at the ABA regard his blog “as the web equivalent of hot buttered death,” he explains, adding, “Who can deny that it would be amusing to tick off that second group by having Overlawyered win the ABA’s own contest?”
As for the folks as Quizlaw, I guess they just don’t want a repeat of their second-place finish last year in my own top law blogs contest.