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Douglas / Plans #241766

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 07, 1975
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(Studio) Report with regard to Justice William O. Douglas, 76, and his plans.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Douglas checks out of New York University Hospital with wife Cathy. [DOUGLAS - says feels fine; going back to court Can walk better and has better balance. Will take part in all cases. Nothing to report of him staying on until 1976 election so Democrat can appointed his successor. No point in retiring. Has physical capability to do work and it's interesting. Holmes stayed on bench until 92; would have been mistake for him to have gotten off. No idea how long he'll stay on. Holmes' best opinions after he was 85.] Douglas to spend next 2 mos. in Washington state and to be on bench in October
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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