Why Gorsuch Nod Would Mark New Triumph for SCOTUS Clerks

, The National Law Journal


In what would be a Supreme Court first, Neil Gorsuch could share the bench with the justice for whom he clerked—Anthony Kennedy. Some observers say the number for former clerks now on the court raises questions of experiential diversity.

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  • Luke Sanders

    Yes, I think this opens up some great opportunities for those seeking to be clerks in the Supreme Court – especially if they‘ve been to Harvard or Yale because according to one article (bcgsearch.com/article/900047770/Law-Schools-That-Send-the-Most-Attorneys-to-United-States-Supreme-Court-Clerkships/) they dominate. And of course Gorsuch‘s nomination shows that clerks can work their way up.

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