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Fortas Issue / Congressional Reaction #445927

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 1969
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(Studio) Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas cancels fee he was to have received for speech at Northeastern University Got traveling expenses. Senator Robert Griffin and Representative Robert Taft call for legislature requiring federal judges to disclose outside earnings and activities.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) Griffin, who led fight against Fortas' nomination as Chief Justice, says more to be revealed about his relations with financier Louis Wolfson. [GRIFFIN - says bill would require annual report about any gifts or income earned by any federal judge for extra-judicial services.] Taft predicts now Fortas will be impeached if he doesn't give better explanation.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Kiker, Douglas
Duration:
00:12:00

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