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David Achtenberg

Professor & Law Foundation Scholar

UMKC School of Law

Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

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Monell v. Department of Social Services
 Key to Abbreviations Cast of Characters
  Key to Abbreviations  
  Abbreviation Name Title Term  
  BRW Byron R. White Associate Justice 1962-93  
  CGC Charles G. Cole Clerk to Justice White 1977-78  
  DJM Daniel J. Meltzer Clerk to Justice Stewart 1976-77  
  DM David Martin Clerk to Justice Powell 1976-77  
  DW Diane P. Wood Clerk to Justice Blackmun 1976-77  
  DS David Stewart Clerk to Justice Powell 1979-80  
  EC Eugene Comey Clerk to Justice Powell 1976-77  
  HAB Harry A. Blackmun Associate Justice 1970-94  
  JPS John Paul Stevens Associate Justice 1975-present  
  KE Keith P. Ellison Clerk to Justice Blackmun 1977-78  
  LFP Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Associate Justice 1972-87  
  OC Oscar Chase Attorney for (and Husband of)Jane Monell    
  PLS Phillip L. Spector Clerk to Justice Marshall 1977-78  
  PS Potter Stewart Associate Justice 1958-81  
  RKW Richard K. Willard Clerk to Justice Blackmun 1976-77  
  RSL Robert S. ("Bob") Litt Clerk to Justice Stewart 1977-78  
  SAG Susan Ackerman Goltz Senior Legal Officer, Supreme Court uncertain  
  SE Sam Estreicher Clerk to Justice Powell 1977-78  
  TAB Tyler A. Baker Clerk to Justice Powell 1976-77  
  TM Thurgood Marshall Associate Justice 1967-91  
  WEB Warren E. Burger Chief Justice  1969-86  
  WHR William H. Rehnquist Associate Justice
Chief Justice
1972-86
1986-05
 
  WJB William J. Brennan Associate Justice 1956-90  
  WP F. Whitten ("Whit") Peters Clerk to Justice Brennan 1977-78  

 

 

 

 

  Cast of Characters  
  Abbreviation Name Title Term  
  The Justices  
  WEB Warren E. Burger Chief Justice  1969-86  
  HAB Harry A. Blackmun Associate Justice 1970-94  
  WJB William J. Brennan Associate Justice 1956-90  
  JPS John Paul Stevens Associate Justice 1975-present  
  PS Potter Stewart Associate Justice 1958-81  
  TM Thurgood Marshall Associate Justice 1967-91  
  LFP Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Associate Justice 1972-87  
  WHR William H. Rehnquist Associate Justice
Chief Justice
1972-86
1986-05
 
  BRW Byron R. White Associate Justice 1962-93  
  Clerks - Monell Merits (1977-78 Term)  
  CGC Charles G. Cole Clerk to Justice White 1977-78  
  KE Keith P. Ellison Clerk to Justice Blackmun 1977-78  
  SE Sam Estreicher Clerk to Justice Powell 1977-78  
  RSL Robert S. ("Bob") Litt Clerk to Justice Stewart 1977-78  
  WP F. Whitten ("Whit") Peters Clerk to Justice Brennan 1977-78  
  PLS Phillip L. Spector Clerk to Justice Marshall 1977-78  
  Clerks - Monell Certiorari (1976-77 Term)  
  TAB Tyler A. Baker Clerk to Justice Powell 1976-77  
  EC Eugene Comey Clerk to Justice Powell 1976-77  
  DM David Martin Clerk to Justice Powell 1976-77  
  DJM Daniel J. Meltzer Clerk to Justice Stewart 1976-77  
  RKW Richard K. Willard Clerk to Justice Blackmun 1976-77  
  DW Diane P. Wood Clerk to Justice Blackmun 1976-77  
  Others  
  OC Oscar Chase Attorney for (and Husband of)Jane Monell    
  DS David Stewart Clerk to Justice Powell 1979-80  
  SAG Susan Ackerman Goltz Senior Legal Officer, Supreme Court uncertain