The Lee Brothers have extraordinary pedigrees. Both are sons of Rex Lee, one of Ronald Reagan's Solicitors General. When Rex Lee was in Washington, one of his assistants was Samuel Alito, Jr. When Alito became a Supreme Court Justice, one of his clerks was Mike Lee. Thomas Lee clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas. Rex Lee, the father, was president of Brigham Young University. The sons have strong ties to the school and to BYU's Law School.
Conservatives through and through, this family seems to be. But the two brothers seem to have diverged when it comes to tort law, and negligence cases, and the larger concept of how malpractice cases may often improve the quality of health care.