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 punishmentmany 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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