Monday, December 15, 2008

Do law clerks influence Supreme Court decision-making?

Law Clerk Influence on Supreme Court Decision Making: An Empirical Assessment, 58 DePaul Law Review 401 (2008), an empirical study by Todd Peppers and Christopher Zorn suggests that Supreme Court clerks are selected, in part, based on ideology and that the clerks can and may influence the Justices.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog