The Law: The Legacy of the Warren Court

In the high, marbled central chamber of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren sat last week for the last time as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States. It was an occasion of ceremony and speechmaking. Richard Nixon was there to watch Warren Earl Burger, the man he had named as Warren's successor, take his oath of office. But the President put in an appearance for another reason: to offer symbolic support to an institution that he himself had attacked so harshly during last year's election campaign. Emphasizing the court's importance as an instrument...

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