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A lifelong Republican and devoted conservative, he once invited former Democratic Party State Chairman Pat Shea to the law school for a friendly debate on the merits of term limits. Shea was for it, Lee against it.
The experience was rich for the students, for observers like me and for Shea.
"Rex was a superb jurist who could bring clarity to convoluted and complicated legal problems." Shea told me. "And he had the diplomatic skills to bring complex issues to a productive conclusion."
Unlike his son.
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