Law: And Now, the Arizona Twins

Justice O'Connor teams up with court Conservative Rehnquist

First there were the Minnesota Twins:

Chief Justice Warren Burger and Associate Justice Harry Blackmun. The label was attached to the pair during the 1970-71 term, when Blackmun, newly arrived on the Supreme Court, voted more than 90% of the time with Burger, his fellow Minnesotan and childhood chum. Now come the Arizona Twins. In 48 of 52 written opinions this term, former Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Sandra Day O'Connor has sided with her Stanford Law School classmate, one-time Phoenix Lawyer William Rehnquist. The latest evidence of the like-mindedness of O'Connor and the high...

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