In order to get it out for the morning after President Bush's big announcement, Article III Groupie* stayed up into the wee hours working on her detailed profile of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., the President's nominee to the Supreme Court. The Roberts bio that A3G prepared took the form of a quiz for her readers, based largely on information she obtained from Judge Roberts's Senate questionnaire and financial disclosure forms (available as pdf files via Courting Influence).
Alas, in her haste to publish, A3G made some mistakes and omitted some relevant material from her bio of the #5 Superhottie of the Federal Judiciary. Ever the conscientious blogger, A3G went back and made various updates and corrections to Quiz Show: Judge John G. Roberts!!! So, if you read the post shortly after it first came out, you may wish to go back for another look.
For your information, here are some of the more notable revisions, many prompted by emails from her readers (to whom she owes much thanks for keeping her accurate and honest):
1. Question 3: A3G added more information about Judge Roberts's childhood and upbringing.
2. Question 5: A3G deleted the statement that Judge Roberts graduated first in his class at Harvard Law School. As noted by one reader in a comment to the post, "Roberts was not first in his HLS class; i.e., he did not win the Fay Diploma in 1979. Thomas P. Storer (now deceased, but he was a partner at Goodwin Procter in Boston) graduated first in the 1979 HLS class."
3. Question 5: A3G added a few more examples of former law clerks serving on the bench alongside the judges for whom they clerked. She also included an answer, courtesy of a super-helpful reader, to the question presented by puzzleblogger Kevin Choset of the Volokh Conspiracy.
4. Question 9: In the comments, one reader suggested: "Question 9 is misleading. [Roberts's] 2003 earning included his pay-out for his partnership interest when he left [Hogan & Hartson]." A3G has not verified this, but it sounds quite plausible to her.
5. Question 12: Article Three Groupie added lots of new material about Judge Roberts's wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, and the Roberts children, Josie and Jack.
Jane Roberts is rapidly turning into the subject of intense media scrutiny, largely due to her involvement with Feminists for Life, a pro-life organization. Tons of web traffic has been sent the way of Underneath Their Robes in the form of people running Google searches like "Jane Sullivan Roberts" or "jane roberts wife judge john roberts."
6. Question 14: After reading this article by Charles "Shattered Glass" Lane of the Washington Post, A3G corrected her erroneous prior report -- based on erroneous mainstream media reports -- that Judge Roberts is a card-carrying member of the Federalist Society.
7. Question 14: In response to A3G's query about Judge Roberts's golf handicap, a reader comment directed her to this article, in which Hogan & Hartson partner H. Christopher Bartolomucci described John Roberts as "an avid golfer who hasn't been able to spend much time on the course since adopting a son and a daughter about five years ago."
Article III Groupie thanks her readers for all of the great information, corrections, tidbits and leads that they've submitted to her by email (and she apologizes for her inability to respond to each message personally). She would also like to remind her readers of UTR's standard email policy, which provides that "anything that you email to [A3G] may be published in Underneath Their Robes, but on an anonymous basis. If A3G would like to attribute anything to you by name, she will obtain your consent prior to doing so."
So, if you have some juicy dish about Judge Roberts but are afraid of getting in trouble for blabbing, please -- don't hold back!** Share the scoop with A3G by sending her an email. She will keep your identity as one of her correspondents an absolute secret, ratting you out only if Plame-gate prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald shows up on her doorstep, wielding a subpoena and threatening to send her to jail. A3G doesn't do jail! But short of that drastic and extremely unlikely scenario, your identity is safe with A3G.
* Article Three Groupie has been incorrectly described in some accounts of her blog as a "federal judicial staffer," presumably based on a misreading of the one-line bio in her blogger profile page that describes her as a "federal judicial starf***er."
A3G hates to be crude, but the need for clarity has rendered it necessary. She is not a "federal judicial staffer" but a "federal judicial STARFUCKER," i.e., someone who has an unhealthy obsession with celebrity -- in this case, those celebrities of the legal world that we call federal judges.
** As you can probably tell from her prior posts, A3G is a huge fan of the Honorable John Roberts. She wants to see him confirmed to the Court, and she has no interest in scandalmongering with respect to him. Thus, her request for "juicy dish" about John Roberts should be construed to include the most innocuous pieces of information, such as where he does his grocery shopping, what he likes to wear under his robes, whether he enjoys ethnic food, and the types of movies he likes to watch.