While every blawger I know is, of course, incredibly interesting, it appears that there is none as fascinating as Tom Goldstein, honcho at SCOTUSBlog. He’s so fascinating that the one-time shoeless SCOTUS chaser, now fully dressed Akin Gump partner, has sold his life rights to NBC in anticipation of a television show about his life.
For those who haven’t heard of Goldstein, his story goes like this: He was a fourth-year lawyer at Boies, Schiller when he decided he wanted to pursue a Supreme Court practice. He quit the law firm and worked at home as he looked for cases likely to make it to the high court, volunteering to represent litigants for free. He made it work. Now Goldstein is an appellate litigator with Akin Gump who has argued 21 Supreme Court cases.
Variety has reported that NBC is developing a show based on Goldstein’s early career, when he sat shoeless in his house pounding away on the Web, pitching his wares to parties involved in potential Supreme Court cases, and making a name for himself.Of course, Dr. House is also brilliant, but I don’t think they mean that Goldstein is an idiot. In fact, he’s done quite an extraordinary job, both with this blog and his career. Plus, he’s a very funny guy, despite his having settled in with a firm like Akin Gump.
According to the article, the show’s working title is “Tommy Supreme.” Supposedly the show will be an “inverse House,” depicting a likable guy in an unlikable profession.