Article III Groupie is absolutely overwhelmed. Work has been insane for her lately, and she spent most of last weekend in the office. These non-UTR demands on her time are painful to A3G, in light of the recent proliferation of interesting developments in the federal judicial universe. There are so many things that she'd love to blog about, if only she had the time.
For now, A3G offers you this quick post -- the first in a series of nine -- about the Supreme Court clerk class for October Term 2005. She will now reveal the names of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist's three clerks for OT 2005. She will announce the clerks to the remaining eight justices in future posts, moving down the list of justices in order of seniority. She will then post a complete list of the 35 clerks for OT 2005, along with a few concluding observations about patterns and trends in Supreme Court clerkship hiring.
So, in alphabetical order, here are the three fabulous folks who will be clerking for the Chief next Term:
1. Mark W. Mosier (Chicago '04/Tacha)
Tidbit: Before attending law school at the University of Chicago, where he served as the Comment Editor of the law review, Mark played played professional baseball for the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. How neat is that!
Also, he enjoys watching "Leave It To Beaver."
2. Ann E. O'Connell (GW '04/Magill)
Tidbits: A3G has a wealth of delightful tidbits about this brilliant legal hottie (see picture at right; life isn't fair, is it?):
(a) she prefers the ALWD Citation Manual over The Bluebook;
(b) she worked as a sorority consultant before attending law school (how Elle Woods of her!);
(c) her two pet peeves are said to be "pantyhose with open-toed shoes, and when an animal's mouth opens and a human's voice comes out";
(d) she is running in the Fargo marathon next month, which will be her fourth (wow!); and
(e) she calls in every week to vote for Bo Bice on American Idol (A3G to Ann O'Connell: "But Bo is so grungy! Why not vote for the swoon-inducing Anthony Fedorov instead -- so what if he can't sing?").
3. Michael S. Passaportis (UVA '04/Wilkinson)
Tidbit: One word: Boxers.
A3G commends Mr. Passaportis for his choice. A man can't go wrong with boxers, which are classic and conservative. Boxer-briefs can also work, but only if the guy has the body to pull them off.