Title

Clerks of the Justices

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

DESCRIPTION: Employees of the Supreme Court who assist the justices in research, selecting the petitions for certiorari worthy of review and writing the opinions at the decision-on-the-merits stage.

SIGNIFICANCE: Although controversy continues surrounding the extent of influence that clerks wield in the Supreme Court’s decision-making and opinion-writing processes, there is little debate regarding the role they play in screening the more than eight thousand petitions for writs of certiorari filed each October term

Publisher

Salem Press

City

Pasadena

Publication Information

The Supreme Court

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