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Bork Confirmation Hearings #111314

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 15, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork reported beginning today.

(DC: Brit Hume) Bork's opening session featured; scenes shown. [Gerald FORD - praises Bork.] [Chairperson Senator Joseph BIDEN - promises fairness.] Committee members for and against Bork and undecided listed on screen. [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - explains his concern about "judicial constraint" as defined by Attorney General Edwin Meese and Bork.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - questions Bork's prior writings and implications for Supreme Court] [BORK - explains his perception of judicial constraint, approach to rulings.] [BIDEN - questions Bork's decision on Connecticut law affecting contraceptives for married couples.] [BORK - responds.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Brit Hume) Pols. involved in hearings for committee members considered.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [DeCONCINI - analyzes Bork's answers at hearing today, possible implications if he's confirmed.]

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Crux of Bork's judicial philosophy and potential impact on issues of application of that principle examined as illustrated by abortion, right to privacy, separation of Church and State, freedom of speech, civil rights, affirmative action. [National Abortion Rights spokesperson Kate MICHELMAN - criticizes Bork.]

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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