NAW, CLERKING FOR THE SUPREMES WON'T CHANGE YOUR LIFE ...
Noting that all four leading candidates to replace Chief Justice William Rehnquist were Supreme Court law clerks, The Volokh Conspiracy's Orin Kerr writes, "There isn't a dud in the group."
Riffing on the short list of Bush administration favorites reported in The New York Times, Kerr picks his favorite -- guess who? -- a judge he describes as "simply outstanding":
"I've read about a half dozen [nope, read Kerr to find out -- LS] opinions in the last year, and they were all models for what an appellate opinion should be. Tight, focused, scholarly and balanced. They were beautifully written, too; the guy can make even FERC disputes seem interesting. I also saw a dash of Robert Jackson in them -- a sort of perspective that reflects a deep understanding of how this case fits into other ones. Finally, [Judge X] pulls it off without being flashy. His opinions are highly readable but don't beg for more attention. Excellent stuff."
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Posted by Laurel Newby on February 22, 2005 at 11:22 AM | Permalink
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