CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) Federal Judge Clement Haynsworth tells Senator Judiciary Committee to reject his nomination to Supreme Court if it doubts propriety of his actions in labor case.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Dc) Senator Edward Kennedy argues his brother, ex-Attorney General Robert Kennedy, hadn't cleared Haynsworth of conflict of interest. Senator Birch Bayh says 1963 case representatives serious ethical question due to his interest in company associated with 1 of the ptys. [BAYH - says public concerned that public officials be beyond reproach. Some question about his business dealings.] [Senator Sam ERVIN, JR. - feels those opposed to Haynsworth grabbing at straws Praises his judicial record.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) leader Roy Wilkins wanted to spk at hearing, but couldn't be scheduled for today. Due to European trip, he requested hearing tonight, but refused upon being told Bayh would be the only 1 there.
REPORTER: David Dick
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