CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford nominates Chicago judge, John Paul Stevens, 55, for Supreme Court, replacing William O. Douglas.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Stevens is conservative and can probably be easily confirmed. [FORD - cites esteem in which Stevens is held. Confident he'll bring professional and personal qualities of highest order to court] Reporter compares Stevens to Justice Harry Blackmun.
REPORTER: Fred Graham
(Chicago, Illinois) [STEVENS - says great honor to be named. If Senator finds qualifications acceptable, will begin new job as expeditiously as possible and will do his utmost to discharge responsibilities of new office in manner consistent with finest traditions of great institution Thanks President] [Ex-US attorney North Illinois,James THOMPSON - pleased nominee is from Chicago. Cites Stevens' attributes. Will be splendid addition to court] Thompson regards Stevens as political moderate. His career highlights noted.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels
(Studio) Stevens was Phi Beta Kappa at University Chicago and graduated 1st in class from Northwestern. If confirmed, 7 of 9 Supreme Court appts. made by Republicans
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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