CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1984
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(Studio) Supreme Court's opening session today said leaving overturned Claus von Bulow's murder conviction, leaving intact mandatory price lists of funeral homes, letting stand Miami affirmative action program and vol. busing program for school desegregation in Saint Louis.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Implications of presidential election's outcome for future Supreme Court make-up explained, discussed. [Walter MONDALE - fears Reagan's reelec.'s impact on Supreme Court] Possible retirement due to health or deaths of Justices William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell cited; Pro-Reagan justices Warren Burger, Byron White, William Rehnquist and Sandra O'Connor and implications for future court decisions if Reagan fills any vacancies considered. [Governor Mario CUOMO - questions having vacancies filled by President who supports government mandating religious and moral issues.] [Lyn NOFZIGER - disagrees; explains.] Interior Secretary William Clark, Attorney General William French Smith and appeals court Judge Robert Bork noted possible new justices; Oliver Wendell Holmes' tenure on Supreme Court recalled.
REPORTER: Fred Graham