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Rehnquist / Confirmation Hearings #104021

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Contd. confirmation hearings for Chief Justice- designate William Rehnquist featured; scenes shown. FBI's discovery that deed to Rehnquist's Vermont home illegally prohibits sale to Jews noted; deed quoted on screen. Similar wording of deed to his Phoenix, Arizona, home preventing sale to non-whites noted. [Senator Ed KENNEDY - questions Rehnquist's knowledge of deeds.] [REHNQUIST - responds.] Rehnquist's 1952 memo to Justice Robert Jackson noted supporting school segregation. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - claims memo was Rehnquist's.] [REHNQUIST - alleges memo expressed Jackson's views.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: John McKenzie) Restrictive covenants such as those in Rehnquist's deeds explained, discussed. [American Jewish Congress legal department spokesperson Marc STERN - cites original purposes of such covenants.] Unenforceability of restrictive covenants considered. [Title attorney Lisa GRENADIER - cites buyer's possible ignorance of such covenants.] [STERN - notes soc. implications.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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