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Anxious Lawyers Came to Treasure Retiring Clerk
Washington lawyers are assessing the impact of a sudden retirement by a key player at the Supreme Court. But the retiree is not one of the justices. It is Chief Deputy Clerk Francis J. Lorson, who for the last three decades has helped keep the court's vital paper flow moving.

Previous Articles
3 Justices Urge Broader Death Penalty Ban (Post, Aug. 29, 2002)

Summers Abroad, With Pay: U.S. Law Schools Eager to Hire Justices for Teaching Jobs in Europe (Post, Aug. 28, 2002)

Supreme Discomfort: More than a decade after his bitter confirmation battle, African Americans are still judging Clarence Thomas guilty. Is that justice? (Post, Aug. 4, 2002)

Justices' Recess: Calm Before the Storm (Post, July 8, 2002)

Olson's Role in War on Terror Matches His Uncommon Clout: Legal Strategy Seeks to Ensure Victory in Cases That Reach High Court (Post, July 3, 2002)

Court Made Dramatic Shifts in Law: Church-State Relations, Death Penalty Were Top Issues Examined by Justices (Post, June 30, 2002)

Court Allows Closed Immigration Hearings to Continue (Post, June 29, 2002)

Ex-Delaware Official Loses at High Court (Post, June 29, 2002)

Court Agrees to Review State Regulation of Drug Pricing, HMOs (Post, June 29, 2002)

Ruling Extends Courts' Reach in Terrorism Lawsuits (Post, June 29, 2002)

Supreme Court Closes Terror Hearings: Ruling Preserves Government Effort to Secretly Detain Foreigners (Post, June 28, 2002; 5:02 PM)

Court Upholds Ohio School Vouchers: Ruling Says Program Offers Poor Families Freedom of Choice (Post, June 28, 2002)

Supreme Court Outlaws Ala. Prison Punishment (Post, June 28, 2002)

Drug Tests Backed for Broader Pool of Students: Justices Approve Monitoring of Participants in All Extracurricular Activities, Not Just Athletics (Post, June 28, 2002)

Curbs on Judicial Hopefuls Lifted: High Court Clears Candidates to Offer Views on Issues (Post, June 28, 2002)

New Rulings Don't Fling Open Death Row Doors: Current Inmates Trying to Use Decisions on Retardation, Jury Sentencing Face Uphill Legal Battles (Post, June 27, 2002)

Court: Judges Can't Impose Death Penalty: Only Jury May Decide to Execute Defendant (Post, June 25, 2002)

Court Says Judges May Stiffen Penalties: 5-to-4 Ruling Upholds 'Mandatory Minimum' Sentencing Practices (Post, June 25, 2002)

Does Ruling Signal Shift In Thinking? (Post, June 25, 2002)

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