Yesterday was our second blog birthday, and we got some great news! After all the votes were tabulated, Abnormal Use won the popular vote for the Torts category in the ABA Journal‘s 5th Annual Blawg 100. You’ll recall that back in early December, we were named one of the top 100 legal blogs by the editors of the ABA Journal, and as a part of that, we were placed into a category with five other well regarded Torts blogs, including our friends Walter Olson of Overlawyered, J. Russell Jackson of Jackon on Consumer Class Actions and Mass Torts, and Jim Beck, Will Sachse and Steve McConnell of the Drug and Device Law blog. It was a privilege just to be included in that list.
But then came the campaigning. The editors of the ABA Journal asked that their readers vote upon their favorite blogs in each category. So, for most of December, readers could vote for their favorite Torts blog in our category, or their other favorites in other categories. The polls closed on December 30. We learned yesterday that we won the popular vote for the Torts category, and we couldn’t be more honored. You can see the final results in each category here. (We also congratulate friends of the blog Kevin Underhill of the Lowering the Bar blog and Jeff Richardson of the iPhone J.D. blog, for winning the popular vote in their “For Fun” and “Legal Technology” categories, respectively.).
We couldn’t have won it without the support of you, our dear readers. Thanks again for voting for us, and of course, thanks for continuing to read our site!