The Supreme Court: Beginning of the Burger Era

When the Supreme Court convenes this week, the absence of Earl Warren will mark a new era—but the presence of Warren Burger will not make a dramatic difference. For one thing, Chief Justice Burger will lack the support of his fellow Nixon nominee, Clement Haynsworth of South Carolina, whose approval is by no means certain (see THE NATION). For another, Burger shows no sign of wanting to lead the court in a headlong retreat from the past 16 years. "We are unlikely to see a sudden return to some strange, anti-defendant, anti-Negro,...

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