Today's New York Times has an article about Underneath Their Robes. I guess this mean's that the David Lat's outing has moved up from just being a funny blogosphere thing to being Big National News. The NY Times article gives us some insight into what might happen to David:
"It's fair to say that it came as a great surprise to many people in the U.S. attorney's office that David was the author of the blog," said an official who insisted on anonymity, saying the situation was novel and under investigation.
Mr. Lat, a graduate of Harvard and the Yale Law School, did not respond to e-mail messages and did not return calls to his office, his home and his mobile phone. He explained to The New Yorker that he decided to come clean, because "I was putting a lot of time into this and was unable to get any credit for it."
Why is David working for the government if he has an Ivy League law degree anyway? If he's lucky, he'll get fired and then obtain a real job where he can contribute to society.
The NYT article mentions that Judge Posner thought that the author was a man all along:
"I have a theory that the author is not a she, but a he," Judge Posner told The ABA Journal eReport. "The thing is exaggeratedly feminine and constantly drawing attention to her gender."
Posner is a brilliant guy, which makes it so unfortunate that he was never nominated to the Supreme Court.