NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee votes 11-6 to send Abe Fortas nomination to Senate. If turned down, 1st time since George Washington nominee for Supreme Court turned down. Washington proposed John Rutledge and Senate refused him. Debate starts Monday and will be stopped with cloture. If not enough votes for cloture, name will be dropped.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) [Senator Strom THURMOND - says will be different in Senate Expects to defeat nomination in Senate] [Senator Philip HART - says nomination should pass if major Senate for passage. Miserable precedent that the legislature branch, by filibuster, should thwart judicial and executive branches.] [Senator Howard BAKER - says not miserable precedent when Senate exercising Const. requirement to advise and and consent with President with regard to appointed Senator doing exactly as Const. framers expected.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
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