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Supreme Court / Bork Nom. #313167

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Phil Jones) Scenes of Senate vote on Robert Bork nomination to the Supreme Court shown. Senator and 3-day debate on Bork nomination discussed. Bork's statement that now there is a record by which the future can judge him and the confirmation process quoted. Bork's family sitting in on the debate noted. [Senator Don. RIEGLE - says no one hurt Bork but himself.] Bork supporters' focus upon the confirmation process itself noted. [Senator John DANFORTH - says Bork was characterized as a monster and a threat to decency.] Final vote graphically shown. [Senator John WARNER - says President Reagan's calling the opposition a "lynch-mob" was unbecoming to the President] President Reagan's statement released regarding the Senator's bowing to political pressure quoted. Senate leaders said will be consulted before next nominee chosen so Bork situation will not be repeated. (Artist: Don Juhlin)

Jones, Phil;
Rather, Dan

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