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Supreme Court / Bork Nomination #313272

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 03, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Terence Smith) President Reagan's attack on opposition to nomination of Robert Bork as Supreme Court justice, in radio address, reported [Voice of REAGAN - castigates critics of Bork; urges support.] [White House chief of staff Howard BAKER - notes we don't have elected Supreme Court] [Senator Alan CRANSTON - notes Reagan is politicizing Senator confirmation vote.] White House tactics and possibility of withdrawal of nomination outlined.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Alternative choices to Bork noted include judges Patrick Higginbotham (from Dallas) and William Wilkins (from SC).

(DC: Deborah Potter) Pressure on members of Senator Judiciary Committee, such as Senator Dennis DeConcini, to decide with regard to Bork confirmation cited. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - notes committee must decide.] Committee's possible vote mentioned. [People for the American Way spokesperson Art KROPP - notes negative vote would be devastating.] Anti-Bork television ad shown, quoted; opponents' reasons cited. [Senators David PRYOR, Terry SANFORD - question Bork's qualifications.]

Potter, Deborah;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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