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Haynsworth Loses / Senate / Administration / Judge / Hollings #3092

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 21, 1969
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(Studio) Supreme Court nominee, Judge Clement Haynsworth, rejected by Senator 55-45.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Vote became loyalty test for Republicans [Senator Strom THURMOND - says people who believe in upholding Const. disapptd. President to appointed another Const. Attorney] 17 Republicans, incling. Hugh Scott, voted against. [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says no decision made on ethics or honesty, but whether he should be on court Feels name should have been withdrawn.] Senators voted how they felt.
REPORTER: Bob Clark Artist: Anthony Accurso

(Studio) Only 1 President nominee to Court turned down in this century. 18 in last century.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President Nixon urges Judge to stay on Federal bench. He regrets Senator action; thinks others do, too. Another South conservative to be picked.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Greenville, SC) Judge permits shots. Declines interviews due to inclination to stutter. After news, 200-word statement released. Says not sure whether he'll retire from bench.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(Studio) Senator Ernest Hollings blames administration for defeat.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Clark, Bob;
Geer, Stephen;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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