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Supreme Court Names / Congressional Reaction #13001

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 22, 1971
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(Studio) Capitol Hill views nominees with cautious acceptance.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Conservatives are glad Court will swing to right; liberals glad men are 2 great attys. [Senator Birch BAYH - says 2 names listed more qualified than other names floated; wants American Bar Association to present views on men.] [Senator Robert C. BYRD - says these 2 men will support court's shifting viewpoint.] [Representative Martha GRIFFIThigh school - says bitterly disappointed that woman not apptd. 2 men not better qualified than some women he could have named.] AFL-CIO leader George Meany accuses President of trying to pack court with ultra-conservatives; confirmation likely.

Clark, Bob;
Smith, Howard K.

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