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Four Year Limit Clarification

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:49 am

How does the four-year limit for federal term clerks work? Does it mean that you can't serve for a term longer than four years for a single judge, or does it mean that you can't serve for more than four years in total?

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Re: Four Year Limit Clarification

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:54 am

Pretty sure it’s four years in total, but I’m basing that off of what I’ve heard/seen from others. I’ve seen people go on to clerk for Thomas and Alito after clerking on the federal courts for four years, for whatever that’s worth. (SCOTUS can probably do whatever it wants though.)

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Re: Four Year Limit Clarification

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Feb 07, 2024 2:22 pm

Yeah, my understanding also is that it’s 4 years total (barring SCOTUS apparently!).

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