Five Friendlys

Five Friendlys

Henry Friendly: Greatest Judge of His Era

by David M. Dorsen

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $49.95 hb, 512 pp, 9780674064393

Michael Crennan

Michael Crennan taught English Literature in several Australian universities before practising at the Bar. After retiring from the Bar, he...

Henry Friendly was a judge of the highest reputation – greater than Learned Hand in Justice Scalia’s opinion. His output was prodigious, his legacy unmatched: of his fifty-one clerks, twenty-one (including the present incumbent) became justices of the Supreme Court of the United States; in that Court’s decisions, only Learned Hand was cited more often than Friendly.

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