Oh goodness! Forget all that discussion about the Supreme Court nominee being a woman. Now the latest rumor (thanks again for the link, Professor Berman) is that President Bush's SCOTUS pick is going to be Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., of the Most Holy D.C. Circuit. Judge Roberts has an incredible résumé -- but his greatest achievement by far is being the #5 Male Superhottie of the Federal Judiciary, i.e, the fifth-hottest federal judge in the entire country!
For ease of reference, A3G reprints below the hottie nomination blurb for Judge John Roberts (which can be viewed in its original context here):
6. The Hot. John G. Roberts, Jr. (D.C. Cir.)
Judge Roberts, 49 [now 50], with his "youthful," "all-American good looks," is the "JFK Jr. of the federal bench." As his rival Judge Kozinski admits here, Judge Roberts is "young and extremely handsome." (Article III Groupie thanks the UTR reader who provided the photograph [above left] of Judge Roberts. When she searched the internet for pictures of Judge Roberts, she located only a single, fairly unflattering picture of Judge Roberts -- although she did stumble across this picture of "John G. Roberts," a super-cute British landscape architect!)
Judge Roberts is a member of the Elect, having clerked for the renowned Judge Henry J. Friendly of the Second Circuit, followed by then-Associate Justice Rehnquist. His professional achievements, including over 30 Supreme Court arguments, are literally incredible; you can read about them here (and then go off and wallow in your own inferiority). Judge Roberts headed the appellate practice group at the white-shoe D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson, before his appointment by President Bush to the blindingly prestigious D.C. Circuit. (Consider yourself warned: If a member of the Great Unwashed dares to cast his eyes upon the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse without sunglasses, he immediately loses his sight! The people you see going in and out of that courthouse wearing paper bags over their heads are disgraced D.C. Circuit clerks who failed to get Supreme Court clerkships.)
Judge Clement? Judge Jones? Judge Roberts? Who can keep track of the gossip anymore? A3G gives up! She's making a quick trip to the gym, so she'll be all showered and ready by the time President Bush makes his big announcement...