Earlier this week I read on there that one Judge Claiborne, described as "the first federal judge to be sent to prison" had shot himself. So I immediately thought, "Man, what a loser! I'm sure glad I didn't clerk for him."
Today I got curious and decided to look up his obituary here, and it appears I was (excuse the expression) DEAD wrong. I misjudged the judge, who seems to have been anything BUT a loser despite getting sent to prison. (And having four wives!)
RIP Judge Claiborne. I wish I'd had a chance to clerk for you.