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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Bill Plante) Appearance of internal strife within White House due to failure of consecutive Supreme Court noms. noted. Next nominee said to probably be federal appeals judge Anthony Kennedy; scenes shown. [REAGAN - comments on Ginsburg withdrawal.] President Reagan being criticized for not properly supporting noms. mentioned. [Senator Orrin HATCH - discusses lack of support for noms.] Reagan administration strategy attempting to change balance of Supreme Court detailed. [American Enterprise Institution William SCHNEIDER - discusses lame duck president] Reagan wishing to avoid another nomination failure noted.
(DC: Bruce Morton) CBS News/"New York Times" poll regarding Supreme Court nomination Doug. Ginsburg's withdrawal from confirmation process discussed. Results of poll graphically shown. [American Conservative Union Dan. CASEY - comments on media attention toward cands.] ["Los Angeles Times" managing editor George COTLIAR - discusses media responsibility to convey truth.] Incr. attention upon private sides of cands.' lives mentioned.
- Morton, Bruce;
- Plante, Bill;
- Rather, Dan
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