O’Connor: Improve “Tense” Judge-Congress Relations

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor urged judges and lawyers yesterday to forge personal friendships on Capitol Hill, reports The Recorder. "Try to make a friend out of the members of Congress," O'Connor told the annual conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. "Try to help them understand the needs of judges. It's much harder to turn a cold shoulder on someone you know." O'Connor avoided a detailed discussion of the high court's recent controversial decision on sentencing guidelines. But she said the case, in which she . . .

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