Meir Feder, one of Souter's first clerks, is a partner in Jones Day's New York office. The Souter takeaway that Feder has internalized is "how hard he worked to get every case right." Feder added, "When he looked at a case, the prior law dictated the reasoning forward from the precedents, not backward from what he felt was the appropriate result."Of course, that's what they all say, but it's important to believe that's what you're supposed to do and to keep trying.
May 11, 2009
Souter's clerks. That quote is from lawprof Heather Gerken.