Every person who cast a vote for Reagan or Bush shares the responsibility for the Supreme Court decision against the RU486 pill. But more than that, the need for constitutional change to correct one of the major mistakes made in the framing of that law was emphasized.

The error was in the assumption that the Senate could detect deception among a President's appointees, but this has been shown time and time again to be wrong.

Luckily, the economic inertia and the public tolerance are so great that the country has been able to weather the storms of judicial incompetence. Not so lucky are the individuals who couldn't wait.

A general solution is more complicated. I suggest a four-year term for all judges so they can be judged by their judgments rather than by wishful thinking.

THOMAS R.H. FOSTER, Sherman Oaks

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