The Underneath Their Robes
blog, which posted judicial gossip and humor, has gone offline after the anonymous blogger called Article III Groupie (A3G for short) was identified in a recent New Yorker article
. A NorthJersey.com article
That is, however, until "she" was outed in this week's issue of The New Yorker.
It turns out the voice behind A3G is a 30-year-old assistant federal prosecutor in Newark. His name is David Lat.
Lat, who sounded uneasy with his newfound fame Monday, quickly said he would need to check with his employer this time around before talking. A few minutes later, he politely declined to comment.
Michael Drewniak, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, also declined to comment.
The blog was then removed by late Monday afternoon according to the article. The Legal Reader notes
that the story is "lighting up the blawgosphere" as bloggers discuss what happened, whether or not Lat will keep his job and if and when Underneath Their Robes will return. Legal Underground says
the blog can still be read at Bloglines
. More discussion can be found on Wonkette
, The Volokh Conspiracy
and Objective Justice