CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Nom. to Supreme Court of judge Doug. Ginsburg reported; details given, scenes shown. [President REAGAN - says Ginsburg is a believer in judicial restraint.] [GINSBURG - says he is grateful for the confidence placed in him.] [REAGAN - says he does not want a repeat of Robert Bork's confirmation.] White House chief of staff Howard Baker said to have supported Anthony Kennedy. Attorney General's choosing of Ginsburg noted. Reagan's pledge to nomination another conservative noted. [REAGAN - says he will find another nomination just as objectionable as the last.] [Senator Alan SIMPSON - says Reagan had a chance to put another person like Bork up for nomination] Democrats' skepticism noted. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - says he knows Edwin Meese's agenda but not the Ginsburg agenda.]
(DC: Rita Braver) Judge Ginsburg's nomination featured. [GINSBURG - says he thinks all possible noms. are confirmable.] Professional history reviewed. [University of Chicago law school Geoffrey MILLER - says Ginsburg believes in government not regulating mkts.] Opponents' honing in on Ginsburg's inexperience noted. [American Univ. law school Herman SCHWARTZ - says it is a surprising choice to choose someone with such a thin resume.] Ginsburg's having not written widely noted in his favor. [Harvard law school Hal SCOTT - says he is going to come to the bench to decide cases put before him.] Jewish groups said less likely to lobby against Ginsburg.
(DC: Phil Jones) Conservatives getting on the offensive for new nomination reported [Senator Orrin HATCH - says we simply cannot allow partisan political concerns to override broader national ints.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says if Ginsburg is as extreme as Bork, then his nomination will be fought.] Kennedy's comment praising Ginsburg in 1985 when he was being appointed to Appellate Court quoted. Bork opponents' suspicion with regard to Ginsburg nomination noted. [Ldrship. Conf. on Civil Rights Ralph NEAS -says not long ago Reagan vowed to find nom. just as objectionable as Bork and we must take him seriously.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says he literally knows nothing about Ginsburg beyond his age, rank and serial number] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - says Ginsburg has written a few law review articles.] Both sides being ready for battle noted.