The Law: The Supreme Court: End of an Era

HOWEVER hard he tries, a President can rarely mold the Supreme Court to his ideological image. Richard Nixon may be an exception. With the appointment of only two Justices, he has already helped to blunt the judicial revolution that began in 1954, when Earl Warren wrote the court's unanimous decision outlawing school segregation. That historic ruling was followed by scores of others involving race relations, voting, and capital punishment—many of them containing unprecedented guarantees of individual rights in America. Now, as the new Burger Court nears the end of its second term, it...

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