But There Is A Silver Lining
I don't mean to bump Dan's post below, but I'd be remiss if I didn't continue to point to the silver lining of a) having a Boalt degree and b) having a Democrat in the White House. Earlier today, President Obama nominated Miranda Du, a Boaltie from Nevada, to the federal bench. I hear very, very good things about Ms. Du from those in the know; and considering Harry Reid probably pushed for the nomination, I think she'll have a smooth confirmation. And she's not the only Boaltie with a Nevada connection to be nominated as an Article III judge. Last week, the President nominated Judge Wallach of International Trade Court to the Federal Circuit. So by my count at least, in the past two weeks, the President has nominated three Boalties to the federal bench, on top of Professor Liu's appointment to the Supreme Court of California. Three cheers for them all.