Article III Groupie proudly announces the first judge to be interviewed for Questions Presented, UTR's celebrity interview feature: the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit!
If you have any suggestions for possible questions for Judge Wardlaw, please submit them to A3G by e-mail. A3G hopes to submit her questions to Judge Wardlaw by Monday, October 18. Judge Wardlaw will, of course, have as much time as she needs to respond. (As we all know, you don't give federal judges deadlines; they give them to you!)
A3G would now like to share with you a piece of reader correspondence about Judge Wardlaw that she received after announcing the winners of UTR's Superhotties of the Federal Judiciary contest. (This e-mail was sent to A3G some time ago, but it seemed somewhat random at the time, and she didn't have a good place to use it until now. The moral of the story is: if you send a letter or submit a tip to A3G, and it doesn't appear in the pages of UTR immediately, that doesn't necessarily mean A3G has decided not to use it; she may just be waiting for the right time and place to publish it.)
Just saw the results for the SFJ contest. Judge Wardlaw was ROBBED!!! You stacked the deck in Judge Wood's favor--that picture of her must be at least ten years old!!!
Even if Judge Wardlaw was robbed, she has so many other things going for her. She is very smart, absolutely gorgeous, filthy rich, and super-stylish. And unlike some of her competitors--like Judge Manella, who hates your blog, and Judge Wood, who thinks that "judges are not celebrities"--Judge Wardlaw doesn't take herself too seriously. Those of us who have met Judge Wardlaw know that she has a great sense of humor and likes to have fun.
In a word, Judge Wardlaw is FABULOUS! This is why she is my favorite federal judge, and the favorite judge of all my other gay lawyer friends. She may have been robbed of her SFJ title, but we would like to nominate her for a different title: #1 Gay Icon of the Federal Judiciary!
A3G couldn't agree more. And so, in honor of this distinguished jurist, who has so kindly agreed to be interviewed by Questions Presented, A3G adds a new term to the growing UTR lexicon: "a friend of Judge Wardlaw." Usage example: "Sure, he dressed really well and moisturized regularly--but I thought he was just a metrosexual. It wasn't until I saw the Barbra Streisand albums in his bedroom that I realized he was a friend of Judge Wardlaw!"
Article III Groupie is looking forward to interviewing this federal judicial celebrity of the first order. Barbara Walters, consider yourself warned. A3G is moving in on your turf!