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Jonathan Weil

Should the Supreme Court Have Unpaid Interns?

One day I hope some young turk's lawsuit complaining about an unpaid internship makes it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, because there it would put a spotlight on a great irony: The Supreme Court has unpaid interns, too.

One day I hope some young turk's lawsuit complaining about an unpaid internship makes it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, because there it would put a spotlight on a great irony: The Supreme Court has unpaid interns, too.

What got me thinking about this was David Carr's column in the New York Times today, riffing about the inequities of the current system where unpaid internships for students and other people trying to gain experience are still commonplace. Carr, being a media columnist, focused mainly on media companies.