NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 16, 1969
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(Studio) Judge Clement Haynsworth before Senator Judiciary Committee for hearings on Supreme Court appointed
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) South Carolina Senators Ernest Hollings and Strom Thurmond join Judge Haynsworth at table. Say he's not antilabor or anti-Negro. Senator James Eastland puts him under oath. 6 years ago, Haynsworth favored textile mill in case. He owned stock in vending machine company doing business with mill. Senator John McClellan endorses him. Bar Association report clears him of misconduct charges. Opposition led by liberals, Senators Joseph Tydings and Birch Bayh. Bayh claims Bar Chairperson favorably disposed to President choice. Judge tells Senator Tydings he owned stock in 3 other textile companies Judge gets $100 week as Director's fee from vending machine company He wasn't aware of conflict of interests. Liberal Republicans now seem inclined to OK appointment.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Allan Grow
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