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Fortas / Opposition #199639

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 16, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee to vote on Abe Fortas nomination Tuesday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Senator Gordon Allott testifies that Undersecretary Treasury Joseph Barr said that Fortas cleared for White House legislature giving secret service protection for all President candidates. [ALLOTT - cites Barr conversation. Concludes Fortas helped in formulating legislature] Barr and White House attorney plead executive privilege in refusing to testify. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says their refusal contemptuous of Senator and committee or admission of 2 charges set before committee Convinced we've only uncovered tip of iceberg.] Fortas told committee in July that it was untrue that he ever helped frame measure while Supreme Court justice.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Senator Milton Young changes his mind. To vote against Fortas because Fortas joined in court decision to allow showing movies California banned as pornographic.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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