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Fortas / Thurmond / Tydings / Filibuster #1651

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee to vote on Abe Fortas nomination as Supreme Court justice Tuesday
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Fortas critics get another chance in new round of hearings to get Defense Secretary Clark Clifford and others to attack Fortas on his role as advisor to LBJ and his point in obscenity decisions. [Senator Strom THURMOND - says seems Fortas ought to reappear. Been invited to answer questions with regard to obscenity films and pornographic literature, prevalent now. He's not subpoenaed. Appears he's violated separation of powers in some of these matters.] [Senator Joseph TYDINGS - says only sitting justice ever nominated to be Chief Justice. Already testified longer than any court candidate. Doesn't feel Justice answerable to Congress Thinks it'd be disservice for him to reappear.] Certain to be Senator filibuster.

(Studio) Filibuster means final action won't be taken until next month or later.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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