WaPo on Tom Goldstein and ScotusBlog:

Howard Kurtz has the scoop here, via Dan Solove. My favorite excerpt:

White House officials had asked to consult Goldstein on the court vacancy, but by the time he returned from a weekend in Paris, Obama had made his choice. Determined not to miss the action, Goldstein canceled a meeting in Los Angeles with a top producer about a reality series based on his life, the rights to which were bought by Sony Pictures Television.