JUDGES: WHO'S FAIREST?

A new Web site cheekily evaluates who's hot on the federal bench--and it's not talking about constitutional analysis. "The moment in American juris-prurience that you've all been waiting for is finally here," proclaims underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com, which nominates 12 women and nine men as "Superhotties of the Federal Judiciary." At the Supreme Court last Thursday, it was all the buzz among the law clerks during lunch. Maybe that's because Justice David Souter is on the list. One fan on the Web site cooed that Souter can offer "many an intimate night in his New Hampshire farmhouse" and admired his manly late-night jogging habit. Alex Kozinski, an appeals-court judge from California, is also on the list--by his own motion. Kozinski bragged he's the only federal judge to have appeared on the "Dating Game" twice. The women on the list include Kozinski's colleague Kim Wardlaw ("Heather Locklear in a black robe"), Irma Gonzalez of California ("a judicial J.Lo") and Kimba Wood of New York (once dubbed the "Love Judge" by New York tabloids). The Web site's founder is unnamed, but is described as a former law clerk. "I harbor aspirations to federal judicial office," she e-mailed to PERI. OK, but are you hot?