Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 09, 2004
BASEBALL/LAW: Blackmun Gold

I haven't yet done anything with the release of Harry Blackmun's papers from his years on the Supreme Court, but Shea Hot Corner reprinted some images of some of the more amusing examples pertaining to baseball. (And did you know that Blackmun belonged to a society of Cubs fans co-founded by Dick Cheney?)

On another note, Blackmun's papers include this item:

Chief Justice William Rehnquist set up an intricate pool for the 1992 presidential election with justices wagering on the results of each state. After the election Rehnquist announced that "Sandra (Day O'Connor) proved to be positively prescient," winning $18.30.

Presumably, if they ran one like that in 2000, they had to disband it.

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