This is already old news; many other outlets got to the story before Article III Groupie. But for the record, and in the interest of completeness, A3G has some law clerk hiring news to share with you.
Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., has hired the following people -- all of whom previously clerked for him on the Third Circuit -- to serve as clerks for him on the Supreme Court:
-- Adam G. Ciongoli, currently a senior VP at Time Warner Inc., who previously served as a close advisor to former Attorney General John Ashcroft;
-- Hannah Smith, who previously clerked on the Court for Justice Thomas; and
-- Jay Jorgensen, who previously clerked on the Court for then-Chief Justice Rehnquist.
Adam, Hannah and Jay will join former O'Connor clerks Sasha Volokh and Ben Horwich, also recently hired by Justice Alito (as previously reported in these pages).
Yes, that's five -- one more than Alito's allotment of four clerks as an Associate Justice. What's going to happen is that Smith will serve until May, when she will be replaced by Jorgensen.
In addition, Amber Taylor has profiles up for Justice Stephen G. Breyer's four clerks for October Term 2006: Steve Shackleford, Thiru Vignarajah (say that ten times fast), Tacy Flint, and Jaren Casazza. The profiles are available here. And Amber has also posted a bio of Felicia H. Ellsworth, who will be clerking for Chief Justice John Roberts in OT 2006.
Finally, here's a detailed profile of current Roberts clerk Kosta Stojilkovic. (What's the latest trend in Supreme Court clerk hiring? Hire clerks with unusual or hard-to-pronounce names!)