Speaking of dating, did you know that Justice O'Connor dated Justice Rehnquist in law school:
She also discussed dating William Rehnquist while at Stanford Law School. "He was fun. We had good times." As for Byron White, O'Connor said, "I thought I was going to die" the first time she experienced his iron-grip handshake.
Then it was time to sign books, which O'Connor said she would do "provided you bring me a glass of wine." Wine was brought and dozens of lawyers queued up with books in hand, good reviews or bad.
SCOTUSBlog has an interesting post on cert-stage amicus briefs and which ones are successful. NACDL does an excellent job, but the Chamber of Commerce is the best:
Finally, it's furlough Friday, and the Federal Public Defender's office is closed. But big ups to the Federal Defender himself, Michael Caruso, who is manning the fort in Magistrate Court today (and every Friday) making sure that newly arrested indigent defendants have counsel.