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Since 2005, roughly 85 percent of U.S. Supreme Court law clerks have been white, according to new research conducted by The National Law Journal. The study shows that 20 of the 487 clerks hired by justices over the past 13 years were African-American, and nine were Hispanic. About 40 law clerks were Asian.
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Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at email@example.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro