Copying a famous oral argument technique from John Roberts (the appellate advocate, before he became CJ), let's ask ourselves a question and then answer it: You might be wondering which posts send the hit counter through the roof. Well, posts about major transitions (e.g., appointments and deaths) are extremely popular. Also, judicial profiles of justices who happen to be on election ballots also score high, as do pro tem updates. And early posts (by Nate Scott) speculating about who might fill Cal Supreme Court vacancies remain all-time classics (e.g., possibly the first public expression that 3d DCA Justice Cantil-Sakauye might be a good pick for Chief...). And, of course, posts that have been linked from other popular blawgs, especially How Appealing, send the numbers reeling.
|"Four years already??"|
Ferris B., master of cracking the fourth wall.