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Federal Judges #303383

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cherry Hill, New Jersey) Controversy over nomination of Joseph Rodriguez for fed. judgeship examined; films shown. [RODRIGUEZ - comments on Senator debate over his nomination.] Questionnaire sent Rodriguez by Senators Jeremiah Denton, Orrin Hatch and John East described, outlined on screen. [New Jersey Governor Thomas KEAN - explains nominating Rodriguez.] Role of partisan pols. and ultraconservative movement in issue considered. [HATCH - defs. purpose of questionnaire.] [Senator Bill BRADLEY - thinks right wing will attempt takeover of judicial process if they're allowed to.] [RODRIGUEZ - hopes Constitution survives.] Senator Strom Thurmond's opposition to questionnaire's use noted.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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