ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 13, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supporters' and detractors' preparations for opening Tuesday of Senator confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork featured; details given, scenes shown. [Courtesy "This Wk.", Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - opposes filibuster; explains.] [Courtesy "This Wk.", Senator Arlen SPECTER - explains his concern about Bork.] Abortion and affirmative action cases before Supreme Court this term potentially affected should Bork win Senator approval outlined on screen, discussed. [National Women's Pol. Caucus spokesperson Irene NATIVIDAD - opposes Bork.] Bork's possible rulings on criminal procedures of police, separation of church and state case in New Jersey considered. Conservative block on Supreme Court of Bork, William Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia and their average age vs. liberal block of Thurgood Marshall, William Brennan and Harry Blackmun and their ages noted.
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