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Rehnquist / Confirmation Hearings #311164

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 29, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Fred Graham) Opening of Senator confirmation hearings on Supreme Court Chief Justice nominee William Rehnquist featured; details given, scenes shown. [Senators Strom THURMOND, Edward KENNEDY - offer opposite perceptions of Rehnquist.] Basis of opposition to Rehnquist reviewed. [Civil rights activist Joseph RAUH - cites implications of number of lone dissenting opinions filed by Rehnquist.] FBI said investigating witnesses' accts. of voter intimidation incidents previously denied by Rehnquist. [Attorney James BROSNAHAN - claims Rehnquist intimidated voters.] Rehnquist's support of segregated public schools, in memo to Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson recalled, discussed.

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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