Nation: A PROFESSIONAL FOR THE HIGH COURT

IN protocol, the Chief Justice of the United States stands behind the President, the Vice President and the Speaker of the House. But in his impact on the national life, he has the potential of surpassing even the Chief Executive.

His tenure is measured in decades rather than years. His authority can in fluence the most important acts of the executive and legislative branches, as well as the fate of the individual citizen. Yet when President Nixon walked into the East Room of the White House last week to...

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