Congrats to Merrick Garland's daughter, Jessica, on receiving one of the most lucrative gigs a young lawyer can get: a Supreme Court clerkship, offered by Elena Kagan. As this thread explains, it's a bizarre choice given how often she'll have to recuse herself from working:
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Once a young lawyer gets a Supreme Court clerkship, they're not only guaranteed numerous jobs offers from the most lucrative corporate law firms but also a signing bonus close to $500,000. So again, congrats to Jessica Garland! It's good to have an AG dad
Replying to @DavidLat
6/ As noted by @FelixSalmon, law firms pay hefty signing bonuses for #SCOTUS clerks after they finish their clerkships. The going rate for these hiring bonuses is expected to hit $450,000 soon (if it hasn't already). bit.ly/3zd0nwb
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Must be nice to have connections like that.
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Little different than working in the courts lmao
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Yeah, running for a local city council seat, a race which he lost. This position was not awarded to him by grandpa's friend.
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