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William Rehnquist’s death prompted remembrances from many of his admirers, including David Leitch, who clerked for the former chief justice during the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1986-87 term. Leitch, now GC at Ford Motor Company, related the following anecdote to Legal Times. A particular love of the Chief’s was wagering � not high stakes, by any means, but just for the sport of it. A memorable wager during my clerkship took place in January 1987, as weather forecasters called for a massive snowstorm to hit Washington, D.C. These predictions permitted the Chief to combine his love of wagers with his keen interest in weather (he’d served as a meteorologist in World War II). He organized two betting pools � one in his chambers and one among the members of the Court � on the amount of snow that would fall on the Supreme Court plaza by 10 a.m. the next day. The next day happened to be January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade as well as a Thursday, our usual doubles tennis day at the Haines Point bubble. Just before we were to leave for tennis, we trudged out to the plaza, with ruler and tennis rackets in hand, to measure the snow. Photographers gathering to record protesters snapped a shot of me measuring the snowfall, which appeared in the next day’s Washington Post. My coclerk, Bill Lindsay, won the chambers pool, and Justice [Lewis] Powell won the conference pool.

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