Here Comes La Judge

Heading toward the Supreme Court, with tea and sympathy

You are among friends,"said Republican Robert Dole of Kansas. Lest there was any doubt, the other 17 male members of the Senate Judiciary Committee hastened to reassure the woman sitting before them that perfect civility would mark what one called the " historic occasion." The courtliness displayed at last week's confirmation hearings was so eiffusive that it seemed surprising that the green baize tablecloth had not been changed to pink, the better to honor Arizona's Sandra Day O'Connor, 51, the first woman nominated to...

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