The legacy of retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter can be discovered not only in his 140 majority opinions over 18 years, but at law schools, law firms and public service workplaces across the nation, where his 72 former law clerks, a "notoriously loyal tribe" in the words of one, have fanned out after their year with the justice. Souter's clerks have strongly protective instincts toward him and generally keep the media at bay with a consistency exceeding even that of other justices' former clerks.
Souter's Tribe: Justice's Legacy Tied to His Clerks
The National Law Journal
May 12, 2009