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Supreme Court / New Term #313323

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1987
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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.

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:50

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