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Fortas Nomination #440284

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 02, 1968
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(Studio) Abe Fortas asks President Johnson to withdraw his name for Chief Justice. Supreme Court fall term begins Monday Chief Justice Earl Warren to stay. Johnson says what Senator did was historically and Const. tragic.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - concerned about prestige and stature of Supreme Court Will be well when court opens to end controversy about court] [Senator Philip HART - says court and United States will survive this. Hope they don't trim opinions to please Senator]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Fortas lost because some felt it was good way to get back at Johnson; some felt court too liberal; some felt Fortas worked too closely with President and others want to keep appointed open in case Republican elected.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David

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