Suppose you had been invited to vote for a list of, say, the best corporate law review articles published in 2013. And suppose you can vote for up to 6 law review articles out of a total of 565 (which are listed in chronological order by date of publication). And suppose the organizer said nothing one way or the other about voting for yourself. And suppose you had two articles on that list that you were quite proud of:
285. Bainbridge, Stephen M. The geography of Revlon-land. 81 Fordham L. Rev. 3277-3338 (2013).
464. Bainbridge, Stephen M. Using reverse veil piercing to vindicate the free exercise rights of incorporated employers. 16 Green Bag 235-249 (2013).
Would it be unethical, immoral, fattening, or otherwise wrong to vote for yourself? Twice?
@ProfBainbridge No. If not you, who?— John Scalzi (@scalzi) January 30, 2014
@ProfBainbridge It should be prohibited because the likelihood of an honest vote is compromised. It could be percieved as arrogant. Do it!— Nick Pal (@np) January 30, 2014