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Friday, May 05, 2006 

New Alito Clerk

Exams are half over, so I feel okay about doing a quick check-in post. Justice Alito has hired an interesting new law clerk. Mike Lee was general counsel for Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. Lee clerked for Alito previously when he was an appeals court judge. This is a pretty common practice for new Supreme Court Justices. For this term, Judge Alito brought some of his current clerks with him and called back some of his former clerks. I know that Justice Thomas did something similar when he was confirmed to the Court.

Lee also has a genetic tie to the Supreme Court. His father is former Solicitor General Rex Lee, who served as Ronald Reagan's first SG. I'm sure he will serve Justice Alito well.

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