We've hosted some discussions about Supreme Court clerks here in the past, so I thought I'd draw readers' attention to Adam Liptak's story in his "Sidebar" column in the NY Times today. Adam profiles a study in the DePaul Law Review by Todd Peppers and me on law clerk influence. I'll let readers draw their own conclusions from the piece (and the study, for that matter). But I will say that, while I'm usually more than a bit nervous about journalists interpreting empirical work, I thought Adam did a really great job in his write-up.
Update: U.S. News has just reposted the original 1957 article on law clerk influence written by (then-former-clerk) William Rehnquist. Interesting reading.