Rehnquist factoids

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bq. His grandfather was a tailor, his grandmother a school teacher. Rehnquist grew up in Wisconsin, the son of paper salesman and a translator. …

bq. In 1952, he graduated first in his class at Stanford University’s law school, where he briefly dated O’Connor, the high court’s first female justice.

bq. Rehnquist caused great amusement when he departed from tradition by adding four shiny gold stripes to each sleeve of his black robe in 1995. The flourish was inspired by a costume in a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.

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