People: Jun. 2, 1986

The spectacle of a Supreme Court Justice taking a bribe in public is shocking. But that is what happened at Georgetown's Trinity Theater when Justice William Rehnquist joined the Washington Savoyards Ltd. for a surprise walk-on during their production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience. + Appropriately cast as the Solicitor, Rehnquist made his one-night-only appearance during the finale of the first act. Having been persuaded by the heroine to rig a raffle so that she can win the man she loves, Rehnquist stepped forward and, with much judicial flourish, presented a large bowl filled with extra tickets. The Justice, who reappeared...

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