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Carswell / Senate / White House / NAACP #209588

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 08, 1970
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(Studio) G. Harrold Carswell's confirmation defeated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Carswell downed 51-45; votes discussed; Senator Marlow Cook key vote. [COOK - wants better qualified conservative on Supreme Court] Nixon 1st 20th century President to receive 2 Supreme Court rejections. [Senator Birch BAYH - says many Senators under heavy pressure.] [Senator Howard W, CANNON - says was told re-election would be easier if voted for Carswell.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - blames White House choices for Republican loss.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Carswell gives reaction.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tallahassee, Florida) [Judge G. Harrold Carswell - relieved at struggle's end; thanks supporters; agonizing experience; not bitter; will keep present post.]
REPORTER: Foster Davis

(Studio) New nomination may be long delayed; Supreme Court seat vacant 11 mos.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Nixon disappointed; White House News Secretary Ron Ziegler says vote along party lines; other South conservative nomination probable.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson overjoyed at Carswell defeat; afraid 3rd nomination may be worse. Big crowd at Senator
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Crowd awaits vote; winners smile and losers quiet.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster;
Morton, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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