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As much as I hate begging, I hate losing even more.
So with that in mind, I am begging all our loyal readers (and anyone else) to vote for China Law Blog. We are in the race of our lives (how’s that for drama) for the best “black letter law” blog. The ABA (American Bar Association) Journal editors chose us as one of the top ten blogs in this category. Now it is up to the people to decide which of the ten will prevail. Click here and vote China Law Blog!
Oh, and while you are at it, please also vote for the Transnational Law Blog in the law student blog category. This blog is co-written by my firm’s summer associate last summer, Travis Hodgkins. Travis is a good guy and it is a very good blog. Click here for that one. I am also pushing for the What About Clients? Blog in the “All Business” Category, both because it is a truly excellent blog and because its driving force, Dan Hull, is a good friend of mine.

Many thanks to the following blogs for putting up posts in an effort to bring out the China Law Blog vote.
ImageThief (who uses the same post to riff on PR nudity)
Cal Poly MBA Trip
The Humanaught
Beijing Boyce
Eyes East
Briefing Sheet
China Hearsay
Peking Duck (who in addition to calling for readers to vote for us, makes clear that we are not a “neocon, fascist, CCP-boot-licking stooge.”
Experience Not Logic
Practice Sources
China Business Law Blog
The Horse’s Mouth, which alleges that a failure to vote for us “will cause your underwear to turn carnivorous and consume your genitals in your sleep.”
Sinocidal (the forum, actually) But spreading the pernicious lie that I like cats.
Cup of Cha, which couples it with its own poll as to why people are voting for us. Cup of Cha provides three interesting choices: 1) Fear of CLB’s growing power, 2) To placate Cup of Cha’s writer, Josh, and 3) Free will. In very early returns, fear of our power is way out front. For the record, we do not care one bit why you vote for us, but we do really, really want you to vote for us.
China Business Blog
Silicon Hutong
I also owe a massive debt of gratitude to Lonnie Hodge and David DeGeest of The China Dreamblogue/Culture Fish Media and Christine Lu of The Chinese Business Network, who have been using various high tech means to bring out the vote.
We cannot let these fine people down. And as for those blogs still sitting on the fence, it is not too late; voting runs until January 2.

The Slaw blog
has a post up that does a good job setting forth in one place all of the 100 blawgs up for top honors.

  • http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/2007/11/tlb-is-one-of-t.html Transnational Law Blog

    TLB is One of The Top 100 Law Blogs

    TLB has been selected by the ABA Law Journal as one of the top 100 blogs by lawyers for lawyers. We are now in a competition for a top spot in one of the 12 subcategories and we need your vote! Please click on the graphic or click here and vote for TLB…

  • Mark Anthony Jones

    Done! Good luck,

  • http://www.cupofcha.com Josh

    You are completely shameless. I would never pull a stunt like this to promote my blog Cup of Cha, which can be found at http://www.cupofcha.com
    Come on, you’re better than this.

  • Inst

    Did Patently-O plug this poll yet? Because if they didn’t, I just voted for second place.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog


  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Thanks. Can you get me Amban’s vote too?

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    You could not be more wrong. In fact, I strongly urge you to promote voting for me on your blog, Cup of Cha, which can be found at http://www.cupofcha.com.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Ye of so very little faith. Patently-O had a huge lead on me before I even knew of the election. Now that I have actually begun to fight and to round up all my peeps, I can assure you of victory.

  • PiPi

    Voted for you and good luck, I just love your Legal Talk Network blog.
    I’m also going to send a donation to the ABA. I never new that there was an American version of the Bar association. The one we have in Scotland let’s us experience new bars regularly and makes pub crawls far easier. I’ll be in the US in February and March and I hope they provide a good guide to bars on the east coast.

  • http://news.imagethief.com/blogs/china/archive/2007/11/29/go-vote-for-china-law-blog-and-earn-some-lawyer-karma.aspx Imagethief

    Vote for China Law Blog and earn some lawyer karma

    I don’t carry advertising on Imagethief as a matter of principle. And, of course, because no one will

  • DalianDalian.com

    Josh beat me to it, which wasn’t hard, but here I go anyway…
    As CLB and Harris and Moure have been long term supporters of Dalian, it is only fitting that Dalian’s premier website, DalianDalian.com, get behind this action.
    Here’s a vote from DalianDalian.com, clickable using this link

  • Inst

    Ouch! You’ve taken the lead… but it’s only morning Stateside and the afternoon in Europe. Good luck!

  • http://www.zhongnanhaiblog.com/2007/11/a-toss-out-to-the-law-boys.htm Zhongnanhai

    A toss out to the law boys!

    Ok, not to get overly sentimental here, but I feel I have to give a little something back to the guys who helped kindle my interest in putting my pedantic, and often times, pedestrian thoughts on the internet for all…

  • http://www.zhongnanhaiblog.com Paul

    Even though you have belittled my musings (and with good reason!), I still voted for you too! Good luck gang!

  • http://experiencenotlogic.blogspot.com/ Will Lewis

    Experience Not Logic beseeches us to ponder whether the ABA lacks a bright line rule for what makes a Black Letter Law blog. The experience makes us feel foolish, for anything written at at least the high school level must surely rank as genius in the “blogosphere.”

  • http://www.siyansshanghai.com Shopgirl’s Shanghai

    You surely get my vote :D

  • http://chinaandi.typepad.com China and I

    Is there any category where we can vote for Nanheyangrouchuan?
    Cross the fingers for you!

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    I have heard the ABA people on the East Coast are a particularly fun group of people and I am sure they will have plenty of great recommendations for you.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Yes, DalianDalian.com is a particularly excellent site, though I am hearing it would be so much better if it would implore its readers to vote for China Law Blog.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Close second right now, but I am waiting for the big Chinese internet cafe push. I am hoping someone will go to one with maybe 600 computers and scream out (in Chinese) for everyone to vote China Law Blog. My goal here is 1% of 1.3 billion.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Steve Meyers,
    It is inane. So?

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Only once, and that was when you veered off into a conspiracy theorist. Otherwise, you know I am a fan and I am counting on you to bring out the Canadian vote, eh.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Will Lewis,
    I care not the category, only the result. Thanks for your bring out the vote post.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Shopgirl’s Shanghai,
    Thanks much.

  • John Kreiger

    I took you up on going to the Chinese Internet cafe to scream for votes–then got the idea to instead offer people 5 jiao notes (I just don’t like those little things) to vote for CLB. Gosh, I hope that wasn’t, um, illegal or anything…

  • Soviet Thug

    Soviet Homie’s got you back, one vote from me.

  • jriglo

    You should of said Pretty Please with sugar on top

  • jriglo

    Tried to vote received this message; You have exceeded the allowed page load frequency.

  • Kelly

    You’ve got my vote. Sent an email to my fellow LL.M students hoping to drum up some extra support. Good luck!

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    John Kreiger,
    Who are we (you and I) to worry about illegalities. We’re just lawyers.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Thanks Soviet Thug,
    Get me your posse and homies too.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Would have, but didn’t want to appear too desperate.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Please keep trying. Must just be our legions of fans.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Those words are music to my ears. Thanks.

  • http://www.smartchinasourcing.com Smart China Sourcing

    Voted for you (and Travis) from work — 274-243 in CLB’s favor at that time. Will cast additional votes from home computer and son’s computer as well. Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    Voted. Keep up the good work, man.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Thanks for voting, but never a good sign when someone feels voting for us means having to maintain anonymity. Gosh, does Patently-O have its own army?

  • http://www.chrisamico.com/blog Chris

    Dan: DalianDalian did endorse CLB. Twice!
    The sites news feed picks up my blog, so you get the combined influence of me and Alex. That ought to be worth at least a vote, maybe even three.

  • http://culturefishmedia.com Anonymous

    If you guys win this one David will wear his red lucky shorts on the outside of his pants for a day…ME? I will sell tickets….It’s a win-win for everyone bit David…

  • Guam Reader

    Voted. I sure do appreciate the work that you do to keep China Law Blog current and interesting. Two thumbs up!

  • Derek

    Re: Peking Duck
    You are not a neocon!

  • http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com/113007.htm THM

    You’ve got my vote. But if all else fails, shove an old lady in front of a bus when nobody’s looking and then save her when they are.
    You will surely win. Trust me! ;)

  • Neddy

    Greetings, just popping in to give my support. In fact, I have already voted for you, as well as for the Transnational Law Blog. Have also posted the whole deal on Sinocidal Forum. They are a rowdy lot, but there will be more than few votes coming your way from them. And don’t worry about them purring animules; as the saying goes “they never happened”!
    Cheers and good luck!

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Just twice? I demand greater zealotry.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Anonymous (with a link),
    I’m guessing David is a Grinnell grad, maybe class of 2006. Are his red shorts Grinnell shorts?

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Guam Reader,
    Thanks for your vote. If I end up snaring 1,000 or more votes from Guam, we will start up a Guam Law Blog.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    Who is not a neocon? Me, or Peking Duck? Are you implying one of us (i.e. me, is a facist or CCP stooge?)

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    I like your shoving an old lady in front of a bus and then saving her idea, but I will need to do it sufficiently soon so that it translates into votes. You are hereby appointed to bring out the equine vote.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    I am honored. With Sinocidal now on our side we simply cannot lose.

  • http://news.imagethief.com Will

    As one of my readers pointed out, it seems like you are the PR expert, what with the ability to mobilize such support. You’d better win or we’ll turn on you like hyenas.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com China Law Blog

    It ain’t the PR, it’s the posse. My posse can whup on any hyenas anyway, so there.

  • Law Office of Todd L. Platek

    You are one royal P.I.A., so I voted for you.
    Happy Chanukkah, old boy.

  • http://www.chinalawblog.com/2007/12/13_billion_people_love_china_l.html China Law Blog

    1.3 Billion People Love China Law Blog

    Okay, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Just a bit though. Must read post over at Cup of Cha regarding how the Chinese people view various Chinese bloggers. Post is entitled “What Chinese People are Saying About our Blogs” and it is based on Josh’s (…