The Nation: The Man with the Judicious Gavel

"You not only have to be fair—you have to give the appearance of fairness," Chairman Peter Rodino said of his job, and it often seemed to be an impossible task during the long and wearisome months as he led his unwieldy 38-member Judiciary Committee down the path toward impeachment articles. But last week, as the committee inched toward its bipartisan vote of 27-11 against the President, the silver-haired chairman with the husky voice was praised for his fairness by House G.O.P. Leader John Rhodes as well as by House Democratic Leader Thomas P....

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