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Bork Confirmation Hearings #317689

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 22, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Supreme Court Justice Byron White's support of Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination and Jimmy Carter's assessment of Bork's legal views quoted.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Bob Faw) Potential implications for Supreme Court's 1973 Roe versus Wade abortion rights decision and individual states if Bork is confirmed examined; details given, scenes shown. [National Abortion Rights League spokesperson Kate MICHELMAN - thinks Bork's confirmation could end legalized abortion in US.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - attacks Bork's abortion position.] [OR state representative Richard SPRINGER - describes OR's situation.] [We the People Committee spokesperson William MOSHOFSKY - doesn't think Bork's confirmation would affect OR.] [Pennsylvania state representative Stephen FREIND - cites Pennsylvania's position.] States with anti-abortion measures listed on screen. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Janet BENSHOOF - notes Constitutional problems with state's anti-abortion statutes.]

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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