The Justice Stevens appointment
April 14, 2010 5:29 AM Subscribe
Trivia about Gerald Ford's appointment of Justice Stevens
In this article
, it says that President Ford appointed Stevens because he was looking for the "best legal mind." Can this be confirmed with a direct contemporaneous quote from Ford? A rant in Op Ed News uses the quote "I picked the best legal mind I knew in the country,"
but that piece gets so many facts about Elena Kagan wrong that I don't find the author particularly credible.