Greenhouse observes that she felt like a "miner" following particular "seams" in the mounds of documents. Her report from the subterranean regions of Harry Blackmun's papers and mind is absorbing. But an enduring evaluation of Justice Blackmun and his role on the court, and the limits of his influence and legacy, awaits a more thorough review.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
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