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Fortas Nomination / Senate #442054

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1968
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(Studio) Senator Philip Hart accuses Senator opponents of planning filibuster against Fortas nomination as same tactics as hippies and yippies (Youth International Party).
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Studio) Suggested Senator pass resolution saying there's no vacancy as long as Chief Justice Earl Warren holds job. It would probably finish off Fortas chances for job. "Chicago Tribune" reports Senators Mike Mansfield and Everett Dirksen cooked up scheme. Both denied it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [DIRKSEN - says Mansfield and he never discussed anything like this.] [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says lots of Senators would like to see it settled on procedural question. There is no vacancy now.] [Senator John SPARKMAN - feels name should be withdrawn. Cloud hanging over Fortas would impair his work.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Senator mood against nomination.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:02:50

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