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
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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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In response to @DavidLat's reporting that Elena Kagan had hired Merrick Garland's daughter to be her Supreme Court clerk, the Court announced that, due to obvious conflicts, she now will not serve in that role, saying she was hired in mid-2020:
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7/ From Patricia McCabe, the Public Information Officer at #SCOTUS: "Justice Kagan hired Jessica Garland as a law clerk in early July 2020, before President Biden’s election and Attorney General Garland’s appointment, to serve as a law clerk in 2022-2023."
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Our ruling class is like 20 families.
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Nepotism gonna nepotism
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#Demotism in action.
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If, for some reason, you don't understand the meaning of nepotism or the point of this information or you spent time researching (or more likely, just assumed) the skin color of Ms. Garland.
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So, she'll be getting paid to do mostly nothing then? that sounds about right,
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I’m old enough to remember when Joe Biden was going to restore integrity into his administration. And if you believe that, I have a Hunter Biden original I can sell you.
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