Chief Justice Cooled to Court's Cold War Plan

Warren lost interest in heading for hills in case of attack.

, The National Law Journal

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The Supreme Court has been criticized for failing to heed the wake-up call of 9/11 and not making contingency plans for the continuity of the institution if disaster strikes. New historical research suggests that indifference goes back decades into Cold War days, when the court first embraced, than dropped, plans to relocate the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., in the face of a nuclear threat.

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