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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1971
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(Studio) Opponents of Supreme Court nominees testify.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Mbrs. of leadership conference on civil rights, Clarence A. Mitchell and Joseph L. Rauh, Junior urge rejection of William H. Rehnquist. Senator Judiciary Committee chairperson Senator James O. Eastland appears once to deliver Rehnquist's affidavit denying he ever belonged to John Birch Society. Rauh asks what Rehnquist's connection to society is. Senator Edw. M. Kennedy rebukes Rauh; Testified Arizona state senate heard Rehnquist say he was opposed to all civil rights laws; Rptd. he worked for group that challenged black voters at poll. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson MITCHELL - cites excuses given for Rehnquist's conduct; says those on Supreme Court should be color blind.] Those who knew Rehnquist in Arizona may be called; Rehnquist may be recalled.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Mbrs. Congress black caucus reject both nominees; mostly oppose Lewis F. Powell, Junior
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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