It looks like Article III Groupie jinxed herself. Last Thursday she blogged that "work is finally starting to let up for her, knock on wood, and she is now scrambling to get back on track in the blogosphere."
Well, perhaps the partners-that-be sensed that A3G was about to be freeing up. Last Friday afternoon (doesn't this always happen on Friday afternoon?), she got put on a new, highly unpleasant matter. She has been working on this case pretty much non-stop, which explains why she hasn't been blogging or responding to email in the past week.*
Article 3 Groupie regrets, and even resents, her lack of time to blog. There is just so much to blog about these days, such as William Kristol's mouth-watering speculation -- deliciously supplemented by Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy -- that Justice O'Connor, not Chief Justice Rehnquist, will be stepping down from the Court. (Hat tip: Howard Bashman of How Appealing.)
Similarly scrumptious: Per Gawker, the possibility that a judicial deity from the Southern District of New York might be performing a quickie marriage for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes today, on the Late Show with David Letterman. A3G's advice to the couple: If you get to choose the wedding officiator, go with the super-glamorous Kimba Wood, or the fun and fabulous Barbara Jones!
* On the subject of email, it appears that spammers have acquired the ability to disseminate spam that purports to emanate from Article Three Groupie's old, unused Yahoo! email account. So if you receive such spam from "articleiiigroupie," please understand that it was not sent by yours truly, but by a wily spammer.
A3G does not know how this happened to her (and if you have any advice about how to stop the problem, please let her know). She apologizes to anyone who has been inconvenienced by such spam.