THE JUDICIARY: Olympian Tussle

Next to the Supreme Court Justices, the most influential judges in the U.S. are those who sit on famed "CCA-2"—the U.S. court of appeals for the second circuit (New York, Connecticut, Vermont). Last month Chief Judge Thomas Swan retired, at 75, from his $17,500-a-year lifetime seat on that bench. Last week President Eisenhower was getting ready to fill the job—the first important judicial appointment of his Administration. The choice lay between a candidate with top-drawer political credentials and one carrying the blue-ribbon endorsement of leaders of the second circuit's bench and...

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