ideology and clerks
stevenjamar at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 13:11:15 PDT 2010
Most clerks don't end up in public positions that make the informal
sort of survey easy, I would bet.
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On Oct 30, 2010, at 3:51 PM, "Jeffrey Segal" <jeffrey.segal at stonybrook.edu
> Paul Finkelman wrote:
> Has anyone ever done a study -- formal of informal -- of Justices
> ideology and the subsequent ideology of their clerks. Conservatives
> who clerked for liberals: Mike McConnell, for example, clerked for
> Brennan and Rehquist for Jackson, yet neither had the same political/
> philosophy as they judges they clerked for. Can anyone think of
> other examples, I am especially interested in the flip of this --
> liberals or moderats who clerked for very conservaitve justices
> (Scalia, Thomas, Rehnqust). On list or off list is fine.
> This is not the flip side that you are looking for, but Posner
> clerked for Brennan. He also worked for Marshall in the SG's office.
> Jeffrey Segal
> Distinguished Professor and Chair
> Department of Political Science
> Stony Brook University
> Stony Brook, NY 11794
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> fax 631-632-4116
> jeffrey.segal at stonybrook.edu
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