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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An Inside Look at the Supreme Court’s Gatekeepers

UT alumnus David Weiden (Ph.D., Government, ‘07) and co-author Artemus Ward, assistant professor of political science at Northern Illinois University, offer a peek inside the Supreme Court’s closed chambers in “Sorcerers’ Apprentices: 100 Years of Law Clerks at the United States Supreme Court” (New York University Press, 2006).

Filled with charts, graphs and quotes from law clerks and justices, the book provides a nuanced overview of the inner workings of our nation’s highest court, focusing on how law clerks significantly influence…