Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Posner on Supreme Court Clerk Books

Judge Posner reviews two books about Supreme Court clerks here. A hilarious bit:
According to Courtiers, Stevens's clerks rewrite his drafts extensively, thus producing an inversion of the normal relation of clerk-author to justice-editor. In another inversion, Justice Harry Blackmun, a genuine eccentric, left the opinion-writing to his clerks after his first years on the Court and concentrated on cite-checking their drafts. He was by all accounts an awesome cite-checker.


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