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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1:04 PM · Jul 20, 2021

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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:
Replying to @DavidLat
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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Replying to @ggreenwald
Mashallah. Hard work really pays off, aye?
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That's what we falsely convince our kids with :S . I feel evil
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Replying to @ggreenwald
Gee, do you think her father’s influence might have occurred much earlier like when she was growing up around him? He’s considered legally astute & might have dropped a principle or 2 at the dinner table. She’s well-prepared & well-educated. She’s qualified!!
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Replying to @ggreenwald
Oh, and practically guaranteed a much more lucrative law firm partnership in 6-7 years.
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Replying to @ggreenwald
You'd think someone with as much privilege as she has would feel embarrassed taking the job from someone else.
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