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Supreme Court / Kennedy / Nom. #313841

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 14, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Supreme Court nominee California judge Anthony Kennedy shown mtg. with Senator Judiciary Committee [Senator Howard METZENBAUM - Kennedy appears to be acceptable.] Judiciary Committee reported questioning Kennedy's judicial philosophy. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - announces Supreme Court deadlock regarding abortion rights.] Supreme Court reported hearing Chicago, Illinois, abortion rights case. Kennedy's stance on abortion issue noted imperative to confirmation. Kennedy reported denying newspaper article asserting he told Senator Jesse Helms he'd vote against abortion. [KENNEDY - doesn't have fixed views on abortion.] Kennedy mentioned only recently resigning from San Francisco all-male Olympic Club. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - asks Kennedy why he took so long to resign.] [KENNEDY - says trying to be more sensitive to these issues.] Kennedy quoted; scenes shown.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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