Of Courtiers and Kings: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices
Barry Cushman, The Clerks to Justices George Sutherland and Pierce Butler, in Of Courtiers and Kings: More Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices 100 (Todd C. Peppers & Clare Cushman eds., 2015)
The essays contained in the book discuss the changes in the Supreme Court, especially in regards to the role of law clerks in its work. In the past, the justices made their decisions on the basis of the arguments advanced by the parties, their study of the facts of the case, their own research and deliberation and their internal discussions. The changes that have led to greater involvement and compensation for Supreme Court law clerks have transformed the Court. This volume contains the stories of those who were able to serve in the single best job available to a law school graduate.
University of Virginia Press
law clerks, supreme court, justices, george sutherland, pierce butler, courtiers, kings
Law | Legal History | Supreme Court of the United States
Cushman, Barry, "Of Courtiers and Kings: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices" (2015). Books. 303.