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A fly-fishing stop for retired Supreme Court justice

On her way to Ithaca, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor stopped in the Catskills Oct. 20 to fish and visit the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor.

She was joined by Stewart Schwab, Cornell Law School dean; Mitchell Lasser, Cornell law professor (on leave this semester at Yale); professional fly-fishing guides Ed and Judy Van Put and others. Schwab once clerked for O'Connor, as did Lasser (and his mother-in-law, Barbara Woodhouse).

O'Connor has been avidly fly-fishing for three decades and regularly took her law clerks on annual fishing outings -- during her years in Washington, D.C., it was often along the Potomac River.

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