The Clerk, the Thief, His Life as a Baker: Ashton Embry and the Supreme Court Leak Scandal

@article{Owens2002TheCT,
  title={The Clerk, the Thief, His Life as a Baker: Ashton Embry and the Supreme Court Leak Scandal},
  author={J. B. Owens},
  journal={Journal of Supreme Court History},
  year={2002},
  volume={27}
}
  • J. B. Owens
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • Law, History
  • Journal of Supreme Court History
On December 16, 1919, Ashton Fox Embry, law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Joseph McKenna, abruptly resigned from the position he had held for almost nine years. His explanation? His fledgling bakery business required his undivided attention. Newspapers that morning hinted at a different reason: Embry resigned because he had conspired with at least three individuals to use inside knowledge of upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions to profit on Wall Street.2 A grand jury returned an indictment… 
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