The Supreme Court: A Successor for Warren

Since the conditional resignation of Chief Justice Earl Warren six months ago, the question of naming his successor has become an imbroglio of partisan politics and personal enmities. Last week the controversy erupted once again.

Democratic officials claimed that Lyndon Johnson had intended to nominate Arthur J. Goldberg to replace Warren but that Richard Nixon deliberately subverted the President's plan. According to the scenario circulating in Washington, Johnson had been considering naming Goldberg since Oct. 2, after his original choice, Abe Fortas, was denied

Senate confirmation. The Democrats claim that Johnson informed Nixon of his plans for Goldberg when...

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