Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Judge Ho’s Yale Clerk Ban Is ‘Ugly,’ Third Circuit Judge Says

Oct. 7, 2022, 12:31 AM

A US appeals court judge criticized fellow jurist James Ho’s decision to no longer hire law clerks from Yale, calling the policy “horrendous.”

“It’s ugly, it’s nasty, and I guess it just goes to show you the weakness of merit selection—that everybody who gets selected isn’t meritorious of the selection,” Theodore McKee, a senior judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, said at a Thursday event.

Ho, a prominent conservative judge on the Fifth Circuit, said in a recent speech to Federalist Society chapters in Kentucky that he wouldn’t consider Yale students for law clerk positions ...