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Politics on the Supreme Court

November 5, 1991

The column on politics and the Supreme Court is disappointing.After correctly pointing out that Prof. Anita Hill's charges of sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas would have been thrown out of court because the statute of limitations had been exceeded, the writer pleads for fairness toward the defendant. His brand of fairness, within the statute of limitations and beyond, is to demand proof when, short of confession by the culprit, there can be none. What about fairness toward the victim? Or, is that too quaint of an idea? Robert W. Allardyce, Pittsfield, Mass.

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