Welcome to The Marble Palace Blog. I am Tony Mauro, and have covered the Supreme Court since 1979, and for ALM since 2000. I retired in 2019, but in September 2021, I launched the blog, named after the Marble Palace, an old moniker of the Supreme Court building. I swore not to write articles that begin with “The Supreme Court today ruled…” Instead, I am focusing on the court’s history and mysteries, its quirks and its clerks, among other topics. In this newest blog item, I feature notes of interest about the late Justice Byron White. I welcome tips and comments at [email protected].

When University of Chicago law professor Dennis Hutchinson decided to write a biography about Supreme Court Justice Byron White in 1993, he felt it would be courteous to inform the justice about his plan. Hutchinson had clerked for White in 1975.

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