Letters, Nov. 22, 1971

Open Madison's Grave

Sir: The nomination of William Rehnquist by President Nixon to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court [Nov. 1] is beyond the comprehension of any citizen whose political philosophy is grounded on the Bill of Rights. It not only indicates the real lack of eminent jurists who agree with the Nixon theories, but it also reveals the shallowness of the President's own political beliefs and his inability to perceive the long-term consequences of his expedient acts.

No virtuous wrapping of Mr. Rehnquist in such adjectives as "brilliant," "scholarly," "logical,"...

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