The clerk's office at the US Supreme Court has been uniformly professional and helpful during Gen. Suter's tenure (which is most the time I have been practicing in that Court). We at CJLF thank him for his exemplary administration of that office and wish him well in his retirement.
William K. Suter, the clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, will retire at the end of August after 22 years of service.
Suter, the 19th person to serve as clerk, joined the Court in 1991. Before taking that position, he was an Army judge advocate who retired with the rank of major general. While in the Army, he served in numerous positions around the world, including, appellate judge, deputy staff judge advocate of the U.S. Army in Vietnam, staff judge advocate of the 101st Airborne Division, commandant of the JAG School, and the assistant judge advocate general of the Army. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
Suter, 75, joined the Army in 1962 and last year marked his 50th year in public service. He will step down as clerk on August 31.
SCOTUS Clerk Retiring
Marcia Coyle reports at BLT: