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Media Advisory: USC Gould Profs Who Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Available for Interviews

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Contact: Gilien Silsby, USC Gould School of Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 (office) (213) 500-8673 (cell) or gsilsby@law.usc.edu  

MEDIA ADVISORY

Two USC law professors clerked for retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Professor Orin Kerr with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Criminal procedure, internet surveillance, computer crime law expert Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School of Law clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy's retirement announcement, effective July 31, 2018, came at the end of the court's term on Wednesday. 
 
Kerr, who can be found on Twitter @OrinKerr, was cited nine times in Justice Kennedy's dissenting opinion in Carpenter v. United States handed down earlier this week. Full amicus curiae submitted to the court here

Kerr is the Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law at the USC Gould School. Before becoming a professor, Kerr was a trial attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. He is also a former law clerk for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Professor Sam Erman with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy 
Sam Erman, USC law professor and constitutional law expert, also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
 
“As a justice, it was obvious that he wanted to get the case right and wanted to be sure that he'd thought broadly about the material and arguments,” Erman told The Hill earlier today.
 
Erman can discuss Kennedy's ideology, demeanor, and record. He can also share stories and anecdotes about his time clerking for Kennedy.
 
Erman also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and former Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland at the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He is an expert on constitutional law, race, and religion.
 
Kerr can be reached (after 1:30 p.m. PST) at (213) 740-5617, (213) 740-9690 or okerr@law.usc.edu
 
Erman can be reached at (734) 717-2642 or serman@law.usc.edu.
 

 

 

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