Article III Groupie previously reported on Justice Clarence Thomas getting a head start on his law clerk hiring for October Term 2007.* And CT's not the only one who has started picking his clerkly cherry blossoms here in the nation's capital.
Earlier this week, C.J. Mahoney -- current editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and future clerk to the super-hot Judge Alex Kozinski -- was hired by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy for the 2007-2008 Term. This should come as no surprise. Kozinski clerks who serve as EICs of the YLJ are on an express train to the Kennedy chambers. See, e.g., Bill Burck, the AK/AMK clerk turned White House superstar.
* A3G isn't the only one who is a little confused about CT's hiring for OT 2006; Amber Taylor's comprehensive list of OT 2006 clerks also reflects a lack of clarity. Justice Thomas seems to be shuffling clerks around between the two Terms. If you can explain what the heck is going on to A3G, please email her.