Law: Judging Reagan's Judges

A new group foresees danger in a right-wing judiciary

The occupant of the White House in the next four years is likely to be appointing several Supreme Court Justices and scores of judges of the lower federal courts. Ronald Reagan, on the basis of his own record and the party position he represents, threatens disastrous results if elected.

With those words last week, a group of some 60 lawyers, law school professors and former judges announced the formation, in New York, of a Committee for an Independent Judiciary (C.I.J.). Their aim: to work against...

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