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Supreme Court Appointments / Nixon / Speculation #12977

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1971
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(Studio) "Washington Post" reports President Nixon to announce Supreme Court nominees at 7:30 p.m. EST. American Bar Association disapproved his 2 favored choices; voted, 11-1, against California Judge Mildred L. Lillie and 7-5 against Arkansas attorney Herschel H. Friday.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) White House says President confident Senator will confirm his 2 upcoming choices. Lillie and Friday not eliminated completely from consideration. White House says 1 name to be surprise.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) If President sticks by Friday, fight predicted in Senate [Senator Birch BAYH - anticipates fight of someone who can't pass American Bar Association screening.] House black caucus to announce opposition to anyone it considers racist. [Representative John CONYERS, Junior - says President playing political game with court to fulfill demands of South strategy.] [AFL- CIO President George MEANY - says will oppose Friday due to his record.] Meany clip from PBS show "30 Min. With". Some groups blocking G. Harrold Carswell's and Clement F. Haynsworth, Junior's appts. will block Friday's appointed

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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