Monday, October 31, 2005


I wish I had more to say about the time that I met Judge Alito. It was the fall of 1998, and he called me for a clerkship interview. My wife and I drove from Boston down to Newark, had the interview, and drove back. Judge Alito was very affable and friendly, and I enjoyed talking to him, but unfortunately I don't really remember much about the conversation. I do remember two things quite clearly:

1) We saw two gentlemen having a knife fight on the street. This was while we were driving to the courthouse.

2) Judge Alito's clerks volunteered (half-joking, half-seriously) that one of the nice things about the clerkship was that "you always get to leave by 5, because it's too dangerous to be around the courthouse after dark."


Blogger Chris said...

I interviewed with Alito too in the spring of 1997, and I also remember the clerks mentioning the hours were good. I think that's definitely a sign of a well-managed chambers.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Crank said...

So much for Alito being an "ivory tower" guy.

4:43 PM  

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