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Supreme Court / Justice Black Retires #219272

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black retires due to failing health.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) White House aides say Black's successor will most likely be Southerner; Virginia Representative Richard H. Poff mentioned most often as replacement; Justice John M. Harlan rptdly. ready to step down; Justice Thurgood Marshall rptdly. ill.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Black has reputation as defender of equal rights.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) [BLACK - in interview 3 years ago, says US Constitution best document ever written to control government; weak portions of Constitution shouldn't be changed quickly; if United States government survives will be because government of people remains; every time action taken to improve public tranquility under law moves govt toward lasting longer.]
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid ,Martin Agronsky

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric;
Agronsky, Martin;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:30

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