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Supreme Court / Blackmun Retirement / His Legacy #356450

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1994
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Reports introduced.

(Supreme Court: Linda Douglass) The legacy of retiring 84- year-old Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun examined; his decision in the Roe. v. Wade abortion case and his statements about the death penalty reviewed. [BLACKMUN - cites the lawyer's role.] [Former Blackmun clerk James ZIGLAR - talks about the reaction to Roe.] [Supreme Court scholar Mark TUSHNET - says the court, not Blackmun, changed.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

(White House: Rita Braver) The issue of a successor featured; five names listed. [President CLINTON - praises Blackmun; backs Roe v. Wade.] [Senator George MITCHELL - comments.] [Harvard University law school Charles FRIED - talks about the character of the appointee.] The timetable for a selection discussed.

Braver, Rita;
Chung, Connie;
Douglass, Linda

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