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Chief Justice Appointment / Nixon / Burger #445731

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon says he'll never appointed friend to Supreme Court or make appointed based on geography, religion, or race. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson's close friend appointed was Abe Fortas.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Liberalism of Warren Court predicted to decline, especially in personal rights and criminal procedures. Warren and Burger moderate on civil rights, but tough on law and order. Burger strict constitutionalist; Warren saw Court as tool for social engineering.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Nixon explains process of picking justices. Herb. Brownell, Potter Stewart, Thomas Dewey, and Attorney General John Mitchell asked not to be considered. Burger 1st heard of appointed from Mitchell. Nixon asks Burger and family to coffee.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Kaplow, Herbert

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