Clinton's zero-risk nominee

Walsh, Kenneth T.; Gest, Ted
May 1994
U.S. News & World Report;5/23/94, Vol. 116 Issue 20, p37
Focuses on President Bill Clinton's choice of federal Judge Stephen Breyer for the Supreme Court. Why Breyer, 55, was nearly a risk-free choice; His moderate-liberal judicial record; Rulings in both criminal and civil rights cases that cannot be neatly categorized; How Breyer has the potential to help build consensus on an increasingly fractious high court; Disappointment of liberals.


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