JUDICIARY: I Shall Remain

Bellicose William Clark, 62, the highest-ranking U.S. judge in Germany, bathes in controversy with the warm contentment most men reserve for their tubs. In 1930, as the nation's youngest federal judge, Clark briefly attained fame if not professional stature by declaring unconstitutional the Prohibition amendment to the Constitution, a feat requiring judicial originality, at least. He was quickly and unanimously overruled by the Supreme Court.

Appointed to the U.S. court of appeals in 1938, Clark left the bench during World War II, served as a colonel on General MacArthur's staff and later in the European Theater. When he returned to find...

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