Thanks to everyone who offered comments and emails in response to Where Is the Love... for Judge Frank Easterbrook? A follow-up post, in which Article III Groupie shares some of what she learned, will hopefully be forthcoming.
Unfortunately, right now your favorite blogress is a little strapped for time (what else is new). So, if you're still hungry for more juicy tidbits from A3G about Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, you're in for a little wait. In the meantime, however, be sure to check out Ted Frank's response to A3G's post from yesterday. In his post, Ted -- who was fortunate enough to clerk for the brilliant Easterbrook -- dispels the rumor that Judge Easterbrook is "not very easy on his clerks." Ted also has the inside scoop on the fabulous Easterbrook clerk reunions, including one up at the judge's Alaska retreat. So don't miss it!
Also, if you haven't done so already, take a look at Howard Bashman's excellent interview with Judge Easterbrook. It's a fun and fascinating read. Here's a little teaser: In his response to question #16, Judge Easterbrook explains why his not getting a Supreme Court clerkship was actually a good thing!
A3G hopes to blog more about Judge Easterbrook in the near future. For the time being, all that A3G can offer you is this response -- from a UTR reader and prominent member of the Supreme Court bar -- to A3G's question concerning what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg smells like (a query posed in the second footnote of A3G's Easterbrook post):
Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not wear an overpowering perfume or cologne or whatever you call it. How can I put this? She smells like a well-mannered person of a certain class and certain classiness. Which is to say very nice. And she is a really nice person. Yes, I know she is hell on unprepared lawyers, but she is that way fairly -- which is to say she enforces consistent standards.
What can we take away from this revelation about RBG? It just goes to show that there is no inconsistency between (1) feminist icon status and (2) being well-groomed and pleasant smelling. So, to all you feminist crusaders out there, please -- shave your legs and armpits! (If Justice Ginsburg and A3G have to put up with it, you should too.)
The fact that Justice Ginsburg smells "very nice," but not in an "overpowering" way, suggests that she probably uses a good deodorant, but little or no perfume. You're probably wondering: What brand? A3G speculates that Justice Ginsburg uses Secret: "Strong enough for Nino, but made for Ruthie!"