Article III Groupie apologizes for her recent absence from these pages, and she knows that you have every reason to be upset. Please forgive her; she has been preoccupied by her recent move to Washington, D.C.
A3G has spent the past few weeks packing up all her worldly possessions, frantically moving them hundreds of miles, and fighting with utility companies in her new home city. In case it has been a while since you last moved, think back on how terrible that experience was -- then multiply it by, say, 17. Murphy's Law has applied to A3G's move!
Article 3 Groupie is still in the process of unpacking her stuff and furnishing her apartment at night, while trying to adjust to the demands of her new job by day. It has been overwhelming, exhausting, and stressful. It may take A3G several weeks -- or months -- to regain the semblance of a normal life.
But once A3G retakes control of her existence, you'll start seeing UTR posts on a more regular basis. A3G will be, as Dame Edna might say, "Back with a vengeance!"
In the meantime, for those of you looking for your regular fix of Supreme Court law clerk hiring gossip, check out Prettier Than Napoleon, by Amber Taylor. At least for the time being, given how crazy A3G's life is right now, she's happy to delegate the duty of stalking the Elect to Ms. Taylor.
So what brings A3G to our nation's capital? Well, she is working once again in the litigation department of a large law firm -- although she's switched over to appellate work, to avoid the document-review drudgery that caused her to suffer through many late nights (and broken nails). Meanwhile, her alter ego is blogging professionally -- yes, for a living, and actually not a bad one -- over at the politics blog Wonkette.
Speaking of Wonkette, A3G urges you to check it out, if you haven't done so lately. In the past week, there have been numerous posts of interest to Article III groupies. Here are a few recent posts that UTR readers are sure to enjoy:
-- a litany of juicy judicial sightations;
-- an imagined conversation between Senator Lincoln Chafee and then-Judge Samuel Alito, Jr., while staring at the Supreme Court building;
-- a Wheels-of-Justice-type post, describing Justice O'Connor gassing up her Buick and navigating Washington traffic;
-- some keen observation of how the four Supreme Court justices who attended the State of the Union behaved themselves;
-- a gossipy analysis of Senator John Kerry's decision to filibuster the Alito nomination -- featuring tidbits about Mirah Horowitz (OT 2001/Breyer), a well-connected and high-powered member of the Elect (that's redundant).
Oh, why bother making A3G dig up the links to all those Wonkette posts? Just make things easy on yourself by adding Wonkette to your blogroll or RSS feed. Enjoy!
A special note to UTR readers who live in New York (or would like to move there): A3G's apartment is for sale! The birthplace of UTR -- a lovely junior one bedroom, with an unbeatable location close to numerous cultural attractions, major subway lines, midtown offices, and Central Park -- is on the market. In case you might be interested, here's the listing. Thanks!
A special note to UTR readers who live in Washington: Wanna come over and help A3G unpack her thiings and organize her apartment? A modest cash stipend may be available. Please note that this would be a one-time-only kind of thing, with you working for A3G as an independent contractor.
No employer-employee relationship would be created; A3G ain't paying Social Security taxes on you. Who do you think she is -- Zoe Baird? (Oh, wait...)