Not too long ago, Article III Groupie sat down (in cyberspace) for a "20 Questions" interview with Will Baude, one of the charming and erudite bloggers behind the delightful Crescat Sententia. And this time around, A3G -- who's used to occupying the interviewer's seat, having posed questions to such judicial celebrities as Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw (9th Cir.), Judge Robert W. Gettleman (N.D. Ill.), and Judge John D. Tinder (S.D. Ind.) -- was on the receiving end of questions.
The interview was great fun to give, a nice change of pace from the usual blogging. The wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground, including such topics as whether the Elect have a right to privacy (short answer: no),* which Supreme Court justice should start up a blog, and appropriate footwear for Judge Janice Rogers Brown (D.C. Cir.).
Okay, that's enough by way of introduction. To read the first half of the interview -- the second half will follow in due course -- click here. Enjoy!
* Here's a teaser for you from the interview, A3G's response to whether the Elect have a right to privacy:
Supreme Court clerks are what I'd call "quasi-public figures." The Elect are legal celebrities, and the work that they do will affect the entire nation. Some public scrutiny comes with this territory; and if one of them isn't willing to handle it, well, then I'll take their place! (No joke: I would be willing to post nude pictures of myself on the internet, available without a password and in perpetuity, in exchange for a Supreme Court clerkship.)