The Law: Born to Judge

Six days before his recent death, Thomas E. Dewey worked on an article for the next issue of the Columbia Law Review, which will be dedicated entirely to a man whom Dewey knew well. As Governor, he had appointed him to a vacancy on New York's highest court in 1946. Now, 25 years later, Dewey wrote: "Some lawyers become judges because they have worked hard enough and long enough in the political vineyard to persuade the dominant political party to nominate them. Some judges, like ambassadors, arrive at their destination by the route of...

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