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Very superstitious

Turns out powerful New York City trial attorneys can be as superstitious as baseball players. That's the takeaway from this New York Times article juxtaposing their reasoned, analytical grounding with a penchant for eating the same meal every day, not getting a haircut during a trial and using the same door to enter and exit the Manhattan courthouse. “It’s part of the human condition that no matter how many years of education you’ve had, you still have faith in certain totems,” Arthur R. Miller, a law professor at New York University, tells the Times. “I won’t go to court without a three-piece suit and without a red tie, and without a red pocket square.” One lawyer who's represented organized crime figures says he gives $20 to any homeless person who asks when he's working a trial.

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