Judges: The Haynsworth Record

Many informed critics of Clement Haynsworth's nomination to the Supreme Court argue that he is perhaps being opposed for the wrong reasons. Despite the Senate flap over his financial dealings, some of Haynsworth's detractors are more upset about his judicial decisions than his judicial ethics. They charge that he has too often been a standpat, antiliberal jurist during his twelve years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While his record in criminal cases has gone virtually unchallenged, on two other fronts —civil rights and labor cases—critics are concerned about a number of Haynsworth opinions. A...

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