A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
The person elected president this fall is likely to have the opportunity to reshape the Supreme Court with new appointments to the bench. A panel talks about what candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush would be likely to do, and what the consequences would be for the interpretation of U.S. law.
- Stuart Taylor senior writer with National Journal magazine, contributing editor at Newsweek, and coauthor with KC Johnson of "Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case" (Thomas Dunne Books)
- David Savage reporter, "Los Angeles Times."
- Joan Biskupic Supreme Court reporter, "USA Today;" author, "Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice;" now working on a biography about Justice Antonin Scalia.
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