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The envelope arrived in a stack of Monday morning mail. As she has done for nearly 20 years, my administrative assistant, Marianne Bowman, sorted through the mail, separating pleadings, copies of motions, and legal papers from correspondence, the usual mailers, and junk mail. On this spring day in 1999, however, instead of placing one particulla envelope into my inbox with the rest of the mail, Marianne brought it directly into my chambers, something she rarely does. She handed it to me with an...

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