As they enter their second term, the Supreme Court's two newest justices have decided to stick with the Court's clerk-pooling arrangement, despite concerns that it gives law clerks too much power. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said in an interview that he will participate in the "cert pool" on a "year-to-year basis," and Justice Samuel Alito Jr. said the same; both indicated they are still weighing the issues. Since 1991, Justice John Paul Stevens has been the only justice outside the pool.
Roberts and Alito Stay in the Cert Pool
September 26, 2006