The Week May 8-15

NATION

It's Breyer for the Court

Ending weeks of intense speculation, President Clinton on Friday nominated Boston Federal Appeals Judge Stephen Breyer to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Breyer, a former chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, drew immediate praise from key Republicans and Democrats in the Senate for his brilliance, moderation and consensus-building skills. He was passed over last time in favor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Getting a Grip on Haiti?

Amid increasing tension and rumors of a possible armed intervention, the U.S. took steps to focus its policy toward Haiti. President Clinton appointed a new special...

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