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I circulated earlier today a post (“The Unexplored Mystery Of How Stephen Breyer Became A Federal Judge”) about how Stephen Breyer was appointed to the First Circuit in 1980. I received information today that contradicts my inference that Senator Ted Kennedy was holding the seat in reserve for Breyer all along, so I have depublished the post.
The actual story that the new information tells is very interesting in its own way, but it’s materially different from what I posted. I will present it when I can.
My apologies, especially to Justice Breyer, for my error.