The Supreme Court: If At First You Don't Succeed . . .

Reagan picks another conservative for the court -- or so he hopes

Throughout his short but illustrious career, Judge Douglas Ginsburg has shown a knack for staying above the fray. As a professor at Harvard Law School from 1975 to 1983, a time when ferocious political debate polarized the faculty, he made no enemies in either the liberal or the conservative camp. At the White House Office of Management and Budget in 1984 and 1985, Ginsburg grappled with an array of aggressive interest groups and lobbyists over environmental regulations and rules concerning safety in the workplace; yet he won high marks from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill for his adept handling...