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Fortas Issue / Washington, DC Reaction #445882

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1969
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(Studio) Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas under fire again. Senator turned down his nomination for Chief Justice because he took money. Life accuses Fortas of taking $20,000 from financier Louis Wolfson, who was jailed for selling unregistered stocks. Fortas returned money after Il mos.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [Senator Strom THURMOND - says Fortas should resign and shouldn't have been apptd. on court So many left-wing liberals in Congress, he won't be impeached.] Senator Philip Hart was in favor of Fortas as Chief Justice. [HART - says event may be used against Supreme Court as a club.] Justice Department investigates Fortas.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(DC) Talk of resignation and impeachment results. Senator Everett Dirksen says no legal case for impeachment. Decision up to Fortas.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Huntley, Chet;
Kiker, Douglas

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