Justice Neil Gorsuch will not rely on a group of other Supreme Court justices' law clerks to help him decide which cases he deems worthy of Supreme Court consideration.
Several Supreme Court justices share their law clerks to pool their resources in deciding which cases to hear or deny from the thousands of petitions sent to the high court in any given year. Justice Samuel Alito does not participate in the pooling of resources, according to the New York Times, and the Supreme Court's public information office told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that Gorsuch has elected not to do so, either.
That means that Gorsuch's law clerks will be tasked with reviewing all the petitions in search of cases warranting the high court's notice without the benefit of fellow clerks.
Gorsuch is a former Supreme Court clerk himself and has firsthand familiarity with the process. Gorsuch clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy and is the only sitting Supreme Court justice to have clerked for one of his colleagues active on the bench.