Professor Todd Peppers Publishes Book, “A Courageous Fool”

Washington and Lee Visiting Professor of Law, Todd Peppers, will publish a new book this summer with co-author Margaret Anderson.  The book, titled "A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the Death Penalty" will be published by Vanderbilt University Press on July 15, 2017. From the publisher: There have been many heroes and … Continue reading Professor Todd Peppers Publishes Book, “A Courageous Fool”

Professor Peppers Publishes Edited Collection on Supreme Court Clerks

This December, the University of Virginia Press will publish a new collection of essays on Supreme Court law clerks, edited by Visiting Professor Todd Peppers.  The title of the book is "Of Courtiers and Kings: More Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and their Justices," and was co-edited by Peppers and Clare Cushman, Director of Publications at the … Continue reading Professor Peppers Publishes Edited Collection on Supreme Court Clerks

Professor Peppers Cited in New York Times

Professor Todd Peppers's work, "Random Chance or Loaded Dice: The Politics of Judicial Designation" (with K. Vigilante and C. Zorn) was quoted this week in the New York Times.   Appearing on Monday, November 10, 2014, the the article "Coalition Challenges Selection of Judges in Same-Sex Marriage Case" by Adam Liptak discusses a recent court filing alleging panel … Continue reading Professor Peppers Cited in New York Times

New Publications from Prof. Todd Peppers

Visiting professor Todd Peppers has completed a number of new scholarly works this summer addressing the role of Supreme Court law clerks. Professor Peppers authored two essays entitled “Form Your Battalions and Fight: The Story of Justice Holmes, His Law Clerks, and Saucy French Novels" and“The Care and Feeding of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.” will be published in … Continue reading New Publications from Prof. Todd Peppers

Prof. Peppers Recogized for Influential Political Science Work

In the January 2014 issue of PS: Political Science & Politics, Washington & Lee visiting professor of law Todd Peppers was recognized for his article "Picking Federal Judges: A Note on Policy and Partisan Selection Agendas" (with M. Giles & V. Hettinger).    Authors Salmon A. Shomade, Roger E. Hartley, and Lisa M. Holmes, in … Continue reading Prof. Peppers Recogized for Influential Political Science Work

Visiting Prof. Todd Peppers to participate in Supreme Court Clerk Conference

Visiting law professor Todd peppers is a co-organizer and participant at the upcoming symposium Judicial Assistants or Junior Judges: the Hiring, Utilization and Influence of Law Clerks. The symposium will be held on April 11-12, 2014 at the Marquette University Law School. During the symposium, judicial biographers, journalists, legal scholars, social scientists, and judges will … Continue reading Visiting Prof. Todd Peppers to participate in Supreme Court Clerk Conference

Visiting Professor Todd Peppers to Publish Article Analyzing Supreme Court Justice Attendance at State of the Union Addresses

W&L Visiting Professor Todd Peppers will publish “Of Potted Plants and Political Images: The Supreme Court and the State of the Union Address,” which will appear in print in the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy (Volume XXII, No. 1 (2012): 49-81). The article, which was co-written by Emory University political scientist Micheal Giles, uses original data … Continue reading Visiting Professor Todd Peppers to Publish Article Analyzing Supreme Court Justice Attendance at State of the Union Addresses