Saturday, October 05, 2002

Law Clerk Remembrances

Law clerks sometimes have access to a side of a judge that few of us ever see. I ran across two publications today that view Supreme Court Justices from the perspective of someone who clerked for them. These aren't modern memories, but rather ones that date back to the Court of the 1930s. One is a memorandum about clerking for Harlan Fiske Stone in 1934. The other is a book about clerking for James C. McReynolds in 1936. The job titles are the same, but the experiences of each writer seems very different.