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Much has been made of the memo that William Rehnquist wrote as a clerk to Justice Robert Jackson advising him to uphold Plessy v. Ferguson in Brown v. Board of Education. Rehnquist always maintained that he was only writing what his boss wanted to read, but Rehnquist’s detractors saw that as a flimsy excuse. I [...]

In 1957, former-law clerk William Rehnquist wrote an exposé in US News about the role of clerks on the Supreme Court. Adam Liptak mentioned (here) the former-clerk’s article in relation to a recent study from the DePaul Law Review (here). The surge in interest over the case inspired US News to repost the article online [...]



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