CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 08, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Schieffer) Escalating drug war and President Bush's administration's lack of federal judge appointments reported creating backlog of cases in United States courts; details given. [Judge James OAKES - says criminal cases may be dismissed because of backlog.] District and appellate court vacancies outlined on screen. [Senator Thad COCHRAN - explains traditional role of Senate in appointment of federal judges.] Attorney General Richard Thornburgh quoted on screen regarding this issue. [Senator Alan SIMPSON - comments.] Case of Vermont lawyer Fred Parker cited as example of problems within system. Senator Jim Jeffords mentioned.
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