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Supreme Court / Powell Replacement #316361

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 29, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Judge Robert Bork said allegedly favored by Reagan admin. and Richard Nixon as Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell's replacement.

(DC: Bill Plante) Reagan, Attorney General Edwin Meese, chief of staff Howard Baker and others said discussing issue today; details given, scenes shown. [BAKER - hopes for rapid Senator confirmation.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - promises fight if nominee is perceived as ideologue of either persuasion.] [MEESE - denies administration considers political or ideological beliefs of prospective judge.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - hopes partisan pols. will be avoided.]

(DC: Bob Schieffer) Potential political importance to Reagan presidency of Powell's replacement considered; scenes shown. [Yale law school spokesperson Paul GEWIRTZ - comments.] Powell's role on Supreme Court reviewed. No. federal judges currently serving appointed by Reagan mentioned. [Georgetown law school dean Robert PITOFSKY - cites long-range impact of Reagan's appointments.] Implications for Court's consideration of cases next term involving abortion, school prayer, gay rights and death penalty noted. [GEWIRTZ - notes impact on nation of any Supreme Court justice casting swing vote.]

Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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