ALAS, THE POLL IS NOW CANCELLED, SINCE SOME HAVE RESORTED TO USING FACEBOOK TO STACK THE VOTING, SPECIFICALLY AGAINST SOMEONE ELSE. PRETTY PATHETIC, BUT WHAT CAN ONE DO. CONGRATULATIONS, AT LEAST, TO LARRY SOLUM, WHO WAS THE HONEST WINNER IN THE INITIAL VOTING.
Take the poll here. I've tried to include a selection of law bloggers who write about substantive topics (one of the reasons I'm not on the list, besides the obvious one that the results would be skewed by the fact that voters are coming from my blog). No doubt my list has some idiosyncratic omissions, but I think it's a reasonable list of either folks that I find myself reading regularly or that I find colleagues mention as ones they read regularly. To even make the list is, of course, a great honor, so don't feel bad for those who don't make the top five. I'll let the poll run through the end of the week.
Of course, any blogger who links to the poll will immediately be disqualified!
UPDATE: An embarrassing omission already called to my attention, alas. A law professor writes:
On your blogs post you didn’t include any bloggers from one of my favorite blogs The Conglomerate. It is rather like Faculty Lounge in that it mixes the substantive with random bits of cultural commentary and personal items. But had they been included I would have voted for some of them--Christine Hurt/Gordon Smith--ahead of some of those I ranked.
Another defeat for blog polling science!