Professor Bainbridge posts here on Judge Edith Jones of the Fifth Circuit.
This story from the State in South Carolina suggests Judge Karen Williams of the Fourth Circuit. UPDATE: So does this story from the Times & Democrat.
I like Judge Williams, since she voted for my side in a couple of cases, and everything I've ever seen or heard of her is to the good.
I can't say, however, that I am on a first-name basis with her or any of the court of appeals judges. Here's a typical, verbatim exchange from Saturday morning at the Homestead:
Judge Williams (apparently walking back from somewhere as my wife and I go to breakfast): "Good morning, good morning."
Me (at the top of my game): "Gmm."
My wife (as we keep walking): "Who was that?"
Me: "That was one of the judges."
My wife: "She looks awfully fit."