The Chicago Tribune wishes the world to know that Merrick Garland, who is now President Obama’s nominee for a seat on the US Supreme Court, trod on Fred Eisenhammer’s toe fifty years ago:

We didn’t pal around in junior high; he just wasn’t in my circle of friends. Still, I remember that the two of us were unfailingly friendly in the brief meetings we did have. A year or two later, we met up again — at a Lincolnwood summer day camp. Nothing out of the ordinary happened between us during camp until one of the final sessions. It was sports competition day, and all the male campers — about 10 — were divided into two teams …


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