Professor Todd C. Peppers, Lecturer in Law, recently published his article, Did You Hear the One About Chief Justice Burger and the Itinerant Litigant?, 15 Green bag 2d 25 (2011), in The Green Bag Journal of Law.
In the article, Prof. Peppers addresses the topic of Supreme Court humor. Rather than cover humor displayed by the justices, he focuses on the clerks. Prof. Peppers uses original documents and records held by the Powell Archives, housed at the Washington and Lee School of Law. He uncovers a wealth of humor and history during Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.’s tenure on the Court and shares it in the article.