"You can't write anything good
because you've never read anything good."
Justice Anthony Kennedy to his law clerks and other young people
In an August 19th presentation to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Justice Anthony Kennedy mentioned that he has a list of books every lawyer should read (all fiction and about law). He shared several:
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Just and the Unjust by James Gould Cozzens
The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Antigone by Sophocles
Kennedy also spoke of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Measure for Measure, and The Merchant of Venice.