John Elwood Joining the Conspiracy:

I'm delighted to report that John Elwood will be joining us as a coblogger. John is a D.C. appellate lawyer, a former clerk for Justice Kennedy, and (for the last seven years) an Assistant to the Solicitor General and the senior Deputy at the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. The cognoscenti also know him the one-time (until June 2001) author of the hilarious but also substantively informative Baker & Botts Supreme Court Reports. I've known John for years, and always much admired his work.