8 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2010
Date Written: 2006
This article contains the reflections of Professor Michael Hutter on his time as clerk for Judge Matthew J. Jasen, an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. The article uses the quote from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams stating “"[T]here is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.'" "The natural aristocracy," he continued, "I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society.” Through this quote is the Judge’s legacy examined.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Hutter, Michael J., 'Honor the Craft': Personal Reflections on the Judicial Legacy of the Honorable Matthew J. Jasen (2006). Albany Law Review, Vol. 404, No. 69, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1625911