People, May 3, 1971

The plangent Southern accent coming through the telephone receiver was familiar. The political philosophy was downright unmistakable. "The Supreme Court should be abolished," Martha Mitchell told the Washington Evening Star last week after the court had rejected the arguments of Husband John Mitchell's Justice Department against desegregation by busing (see THE NATION). "We should extinguish the Supreme Court," she decreed. "We have no youth on the court, no Southerners, no women—just nine old men. I have never been so furious. Nine old men should not overturn the tradition of America."

Author Erich Segal may have been a longtime No. 1 on the...

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