Nation: HAYNSWORTH: WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION'S DEFEAT MEANS

WELL before the 1 p.m. voting hour, the galleries of the capacious old marble-and-leather chamber were bulging as the Senate gathered last week to vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Clement Haynsworth. Vice President Spiro Agnew arrived a full ten minutes early; the vote was expected to be close, and he could break a tie. As the clock on the Senate wall reached 1 p.m., the chamber hushed, and the roll call began. The outcome hung on the votes of seven uncommitted Senators, and everyone who had any business being there knew who...

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