Supreme Court hallway Above the Law Above the Law Above the Law.JPGOur last round-up of Supreme Court clerk hiring was published back in August, before the start of October Term 2008. Now that the justices are back in the country and back on the bench, they’re back to interviewing clerkship applicants.

Over at the Clerkship Notification Blog, there was buzz about Justice Stephen Breyer interviewing and hiring clerks for October Term 2009. That intelligence was correct. Here are his hires:

1. Christopher Fonzone (Harvard 2007 / Wilkinson)

2. Jennifer Nou (Yale 2008 / Posner)

Fonzone appears to be the “2007 Harvard grad” referenced in the comments. With Chris Fonzone and Jen Nou on board, Justice Breyer is all done for OT 2009. (We also hear that he’s started to hire for October Term 2010, but we have no details.)

Update (3:40 PM): We now know one of SGB’s hires for OT 2010:

Erika Myers (Stanford 2008 / Kozinski)

Interesting — although Chief Judge Kozinski is a big-time feeder, he tends to feed more to the right side of the Court. So he may be expanding his range as a feeder judge.

The updated list of Supreme Court clerks, with Fonzone and Nou and Myers added, appears after the jump.


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OCTOBER TERM 2009 SUPREME COURT CLERK HIRES (as of November 21, 2008)

Chief Justice John G. Roberts

1. Roman Martinez (Yale 2008 / Kavanaugh)

2. ?

3. ?

4. ?

Justice John Paul Stevens

1. Hyland Hunt (U. Michigan 2008 / D. Ginsburg)

2. Adam Jed (Harvard 2008 / Calabresi)

3. Merritt McAlister (University of Georgia 2007 / Anderson (11th Cir.))

4. David Pozen (Yale 2007 / Garland)

Justice Antonin Scalia

1. Jonathan Bond (GWU 2008 / Sutton)

2. Steven Lehotsky (Harvard 2002 / D. Ginsburg)

3. Daniel M. Sullivan (Chicago 2008 / O’Scannlain)

4. Katherine Twomey (UVA 2008 / Wilkinson)

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

1. Scott Keller (University of Texas 2007 / Kozinski)

2. ?

3. ?

4. ?

Justice David H. Souter

1. ?

2. ?

3. ?

4. ?

Justice Clarence Thomas

1. Marah Stith (Yale 2006 / O’Scannlain)

2. ?

3. ?

4. ?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1. Elizabeth Barchas (Harvard 2008 / Garland)

2. Pamela Bookman (UVA 2006 / Sack)

3. Vincent Levy (Columbia 2007 / D. Ginsburg)

4. John Rappaport (Harvard 2006 / Reinhardt)

For October Term 2010:

1. Amy Bergquist (U. Minnesota 2007 / W. Fletcher / J. Tunheim (D. Minn.))

2. David Newman (Yale 2006 / Katzmann / Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.))

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

1. Andrew Crespo (Harvard 2008 / Reinhardt)

2. Bessie Dewar (Yale 2006 / W. Fletcher / L. Pollak (E.D. Pa.))

3. Chris Fonzone (Harvard 2007 / Wilkinson)

4. Jennifer Nou (Yale 2008 / Posner)

For October Term 2010:

1. Erika Myers (Stanford 2008 / Kozinski)

Justice Samuel Alito

1. Jaynie Randall (Yale 2006 / M. Patel (N.D. Cal.) / Cabranes)

2. ?

3. ?

4. ?

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (retired):

1. Joshua Deahl (U. Michigan 2006 / Benavides)

SCOTUS Clerk Hiring [Clerkship Notification Blog]

List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States [Wikipedia]

Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of Supreme Court clerks (scroll down)


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