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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Problems created by vacant seat on Supreme Court expected. [Chief Justice William REHNQUIST - says empty position could mean some cases are undecided.] Liberal and conservative justices graphed. [American Univ. Herman SCHWARTZ - says vacancy could move Supreme Court to a permanently conservative approach.] Issues affected by the vacancy including abortion, school prayer, free speech and capital punishment predicted. [Center for Judicial Studies Gerry McDOWELL - says country will be fine while seat vacant.] Uncertain estimate for when seat will be filled reported.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Demand to Supreme Court by former White House aide Michael Deaver avoiding prosecution reported rejected.
- Braver, Rita;
- Rather, Dan
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