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A-Mark Foundation Report Examines the Influence of Supreme Court Law Clerks on Rulings That Impact the Nation

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Santa Monica, California--(Newsfile Corp. - February 8, 2023) - A report from the A-Mark Foundation investigates the impact of law clerks on the workings of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The report examines what law clerks do, how they are selected, and what studies have found about the degree of influence clerks might have over case selection and outcomes. Also included is an analysis of the clerk selections of the sitting justices. A new quiz tests how much people know about this topic.

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Key Takeaways:

  • The current class of Supreme Court law clerks is estimated to be 66% male and 84% white.
  • Since the 1940s, just under half of all SCOTUS law clerks have come from Harvard and Yale.
  • Ten former SCOTUS law clerks went on to become Supreme Court justices, including six members of the current Court.

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Tracey DeFrancesco

Source: The A-Mark Foundation

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