feeder judge terminology clarification

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jayare
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feeder judge terminology clarification

Postby jayare » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:33 pm

I keep reading "feeder judge" around the internet, what exactly does this mean?

(a judge whose clerks are more likely to get SCOTUS clerkships afterwards?)

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nealric
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Re: feeder judge terminology clarification

Postby nealric » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:12 pm

Certain judges place a large number of their clerks in the SCOUTS. They usually know SCOTUS justices and the justices trust their judgment about people.

It's increasingly the case that the SCOTUS doesn't take many people right out of law school, so a feeder judge clerkship is necessary to have a shot.

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Re: feeder judge terminology clarification

Postby jayare » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:38 pm

nealric wrote:Certain judges place a large number of their clerks in the SCOUTS. They usually know SCOTUS justices and the justices trust their judgment about people.

It's increasingly the case that the SCOTUS doesn't take many people right out of law school, so a feeder judge clerkship is necessary to have a shot.



Thank you so much! :)

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Dick Whitman
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Re: feeder judge terminology clarification

Postby Dick Whitman » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:57 pm

nealric wrote:Certain judges place a large number of their clerks in the SCOUTS. They usually know SCOTUS justices and the justices trust their judgment about people.

It's increasingly the case that the SCOTUS doesn't take many people right out of law school, so a feeder judge clerkship is necessary to have a shot.


I'm almost certain the Supreme Court Justices don't take anyone straight out of law school.

I'm also pretty sure the feeder judges are all at the U.S. Court of Appeals level.




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