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Fortas Nomination / Senate Vote #440111

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 01, 1968
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(Studio) Senate votes on stopping Senate filibuster against Justice Abe Fortas nomination as Chief Justice. 2/3 majority needed to stop debate; it fails. Senator Everett Dirksen had said he wouldn't vote to end filibuster partly because Fortas had point in decision to turn convicted murderer and others in Chicago loose. Senator Jacob Javits says those against Fortas should vote against him but not to prevent vote. Vote 45-43 to end debate. Senator Mike Mansfield says Senate to go to other business temporarily. White House says no plans to withdraw nomination.
REPORTER: David Brinkley Artist: Leo Hershfeld

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:01:30

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