ABC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 13, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Opening of Senator confirmation hearings for judge Anthony Kennedy's nomination to Supreme Court by President Reagan reported; details given, scenes shown. Comparison of Kennedy to predecessors Robert Bork and Doug. Ginsburg reported [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says no alarms set off by nomination] [Constitutional scholar Laurence TRIBE - praises Kennedy.] Similarity of Kennedy's judicial opinions to those of ex-Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell noted. Impt. of new justice's vote on affirmative action and abortion issues noted. Issue of Kennedy's prior mbrship. in all-male Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, noted. [NOW spokesperson Sheri O'DELL - says Kennedy dropped club mbrship. too late.] [Ldrship. Conf. on Civil Rights spokesperson Ralph NEAS - says Senator Judiciary Committee must investigate Kennedy's judicial philosophy.] Bork nomination mentioned. Upcoming Supreme Court cases on abortion, death penalty and exclusion of women from men's clubs detailed.
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