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Carswell / Senate / White House / Mitchell #450989

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 08, 1970
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(Studio) Senator rejects G. Harrold Carswell 51-45; Nixon asks judge to retain federal post; Carswell agrees; new strict constructionist nomination to be named.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Senator crowded for vote; Senator Marlow Cook throws balance to opposition; 3 uncommitted Republicans seal Carswell fate. [Senator Winston PROUTY - doubts Carswell judicial temperament. [ [Senator Marlow COOK - says Medal of Honor ceremony showed need for excellence in government]
REPORTER: Paul Duke Artist: Steve Cohen

(Tallahassee, Florida) [Judge G. Harrold CARSWELL - relieved, not bitter; will keep present job.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(DC) Carswell's defeat shocks White House; pols. blamed for blow; South constructionist probably 3rd nomination Nixon needs good choice.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(DC) Attorney General John Mitchell chose 1st 2 Supreme Court noms; made Nixon look bad twice.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

(Studio) Next nomination probably South conservative; announcement time unknown.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Briggs, Fred;
Brinkley, David;
Duke, Paul;
Kaplow, Herbert.;
Tucker, Lem

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