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Supreme Court Appointments #12999

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court nominees are Lewis F. Powell, Junior, 64, and William H. Rehnquist, 47, both conservative and well qualified judicially. Powell has spkn. against Angela Davis, Berrigans and Black Panthers.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Richmond, Virginia) Powell's home shown; telegrams and calls pour in. [POWELL - says never aspired to being judge; notes things I've done will be viewed in different lights; have made views known.] Powell currently has article with regard to civil repression in "FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin." [POWELL - calls it wrench to change life at this time.] Neighbors feel he'll be confirmed.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(Studio) Rehnquist's appointed more important due to his young age.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Rehnquist discusses motor mounts with reporter [REHNQUIST - says humbled by President' confidence - great honor.] Rehnquist is assistant Attorney General, considered likable, level-headed and for civil rights; has called protesters "the new barbarians" and says law and order will be preserved no matter what the cost to liberties. He supports government's right to use wiretaps on political extremists without court order; feels Warren's Court lacked common sense. [REHNQUIST - predicts self melting.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) If appts. approved, Nixon will have his conservative revolution. Court will be, 6-3, against Warren-type liberals.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:06:00

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