By Article III Groupie
Who is She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named? To refresh your recollection, look back at this post, which discusses political dynamics on the fabulously fractious Ninth Circuit:
A member of the Elect, Judge Berzon uses the light-saber of her chilly intellect to cut down all who stand in her way. President Clinton spent a tremendous amount of political capital pushing Judge Berzon's nomination to the Ninth Circuit through the Senate, despite strong opposition from the Republicans, because he knew that only she was qualified to take up the mantle of Judge Reinhardt. After Judge Reinhardt's inevitable passing, only Judge Berzon can provide comparably courageous and cunning leadership for the left wing of the Ninth Circuit. Article III Groupie is both obsessed with and deathly afraid of Judge Berzon, who will no doubt cast her dark shadow over the pages of UTR in the not-too-distant future.
"I think it's great recognition for the newspaper and for everyone," said Berzon, who estimated she wrote more than 50 stories on the subject.
Like her mother, whose legal credentials are blinding in their splendor, the Berzonspawn is something of a prodigy. She's only 29 years old - a far cry from the grizzled gumshoes often favored by Pulitzer pickers - and she has been at the Las Vegas Sun for just over a year (since December 2007).
Clearly Alex Berzon is far better at writing and reporting than she is at carrying coffee. Now that she's a Pulitzer winner, presumably she'll have interns to fetch coffee for her.
Congratulations to Alexandra Berzon and the entire Berzon family!