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    TIME.com: Behind The Bench -- Mar. 15, 2004 -- Page 1

    From Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun’s papers, Justice Potter Stewart passed a note to Blackmun that read, “V.P. Agnew just resigned!!.” Since there was an important ballgame under the way and Justice Stewart was a Reds fan, the note included “Mets 2, Reds 0"

    My father was a clerk for Justice Stewart at the time - he was the one who wrote this note, and it was recently discovered and now in the National Archives.

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    1. baseballart 87 months ago | reply

      Great note! If I'm not mistaken, I read about this note in Brad Snyder's recent bio on Curt Flood, A Well Paid Slave

    2. coopste3 34 months ago | reply

      Now for the rest of the story:
      My brother was the unfortunate lawyer to have been presenting his case before the court at the moment that this note was passed not only from Stewart to Blackmun, but like the kid;s game of secret: from one judge to the other.

      In the midst of his presentation everybody just stopped paying attention and began whispering back and forth. At the supreme court you have 30 minutes to present your case and the last 15 minutes of his was without an audience.

    3. StevenHerbert 26 months ago | reply

      What was the case? What was the ruling?

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