Nation: Nixon Makes a Winning Choice

THE Senate's rejection of two consecutive Supreme Court nominees made most of Washington jittery about predicting how President Nixon's third choice would fare. Certainly, if only in a show of consistency, the Senators will carefully examine the credentials of last week's nominee, Minnesotan Harry A. Blackmun. Barring any disclosures of judicial misbehavior, the general approval greeting the nomination makes it all but certain that the President has finally come up with a winner.

The Democratic liberals and Republican moderates who effectively blocked Clement Haynsworth and G. Harrold Carswell show no signs of objecting...

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