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. I swore not to write articles that begin with “The Supreme Court today ruled…” Instead, I focus on the court’s history and mysteries, its quirks and its clerks, among other topics. I welcome tips and comments at [email protected].

When Warren E. Burger became the 15th chief justice in 1969, he used his initials—W.E.B.—to launch the “WEB Fete Society” as a way of amassing his forthcoming Supreme Court clerks as well as his earlier clerks at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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