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August 22, 1986 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-08-22

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SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY

THIS ISSUE 50c

CLOSE-UP

IS IT

Too LATE

FOR
AFRICA?

Hate destroys miracles and it
is hate that is spreading
through the country

ELIE WIESEL

7e 25

AUGUST 22, 1986 / 17 AV 5746

Detroiters Defeat
Toronto Problems

Local volunte. ers helped administer the Maccabi
Youth Games this week after a string of host
committee failures

ALAN HITSKY

News Editor

A torrential rain storm and a
severe shortage of host city volun-
teers combined to plague the third
international Maccabi Youth Games
in Toronto this week. But organizers
of the event for 2,100 teenage
Jewish athletes, including 100 from

Detroit, insist that the problems did
not detract from the goals of the
games: to bring Jewish youngsters
together for competition and friend-
ship.
Detroit parents who either vis-
ited the games or telephoned their
youngsters in Toronto told The
Jewish News about chaotic housing
and food service arrangements at

Continued on Page 18

Former Clerk Calls
Rehnquist 'Effective'

DAVID HOLZEL

Staff Writer

Supreme Court
Justice William H.
Rehnquist should
become chief
justice and the
criticisms being
leveled at him in
order to block his
appointment are
"cheap shots," Rehnquist
according to a Detroit lawyer who
has worked for Rehnquist.
"I think he would be an excel-
lent chief justice," said David Jaffe,
29, who was a clerk in the justice's
office in 1982-1983. "Rehnquist
knows how to work with people, how
to mold a group into something that
works."
Jaffe offered some personal in-
sights into Rehnquist the man and
the numerous controversies sur-
rounding the Senate hearings into
his appointment.
According to Jaffe, Rehnquist's
critics are not as concerned with his
competence as a justice as the jus-
tice's political leanings.
The upshot is they don't agree
with him. They're not afraid that
he'll be an ineffective chief justice;
they're afraid he'll be an effective
chief justice."
Jaffe was one of 33 Supreme
Court clerks chosen out of a much

larger pool of applicants. Jaffe
applied to each of the nine justices
during his third year of law school
and speculates it was a combination
of his .s -chool record and recom-
mendations that won him the Re-
hnquist-position.
It was not political ideology. He
doesn't have as a condition that you
must agree with him all the time,
and I do disagree with him some-
times," Jaffe said. It is necessary to
do the work, irregardless of the
clerk's private opinion. All lawyers
are called upon to do work that they
don't agree with, he went on to say.
Is Rehnquist actually an arch-
Conservative? Jaffe agreed that the
justice's sensibilities are fairly con-
servative, but argued that issues

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