The Week May 8-15


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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