The Supreme Court: Some Heretical Views

The Judiciary Committee hearing was routine, Floor discussion was for the most part amiable, taking only a scant three hours last week before the Senate voted 74 to 3 to approve the nomination of Warren Earl Burger as Chief Justice of the United States. He will be sworn in when the Supreme Court concludes its current term.

The speed and ease of the confirmation process made it seem as if Burger were the blandest of judges. That is hardly the case. In his 13 years as a federal appeals judge in Washington, Burger...

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