The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a pair of statements on the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass. -- one from Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., and the other from Justice Stephen Breyer, who worked for Kennedy 30 years ago as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. And a handwritten note found in the recently released papers of the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist serves as an example of Kennedy's talent for making alliances and extending courtesies across the aisle and with adversaries.
High Court Justices Among Those Paying Tribute to Sen. Kennedy
The National Law Journal
August 27, 2009