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Bork Confirmation Hearings #111375

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Contd. Senator Judiciary Committee hearings for confirmation of Robert Bork as Supreme Court Justice featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - attacks Bork's ruling supporting chemical company's mandatory sterilization of some women workers.] [BORK - claims he's supported black equality, beginning with Brown versus Bd. of Educ., denies he threatens women's rights.] [METZENBAUM - reads telegram from chemical worker forced into sterilization.] [BORK - responds.] [On audio tape, October 8, 1985, voice of BORK - doesn't believe precedent is important in Constitutional law.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - questions Bork's possible role on Supreme Court in light of tape.] [BORK - responds.] Senators Howell Heflin, Arlen Specter and Dennis DeConcini said remaining undecided.

Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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