NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 21, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon will name nominees for Supreme Court on television at 7:30 p.m. EST; speculated he'll name Judge Mildred L. Lillie and attorney Herschel H. Friday, despite American Bar Association ruling of unqualified. White House says American Bar Association has no veto power.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) If he nominates those 2, Senator and legal profession will oppose nominations. Senator Birch Bayh says American Bar Association report to be devastating. [Senator James O. EASTLAND - says E. establishment controls ABA; notes American Bar Association against 7 conservatives in court; points out American Bar Association ruling gives Senators excuse to vote no; says President has to fight.] [BAYH - says out of all qualified people in US, why should President send in names of those indicted by ABA. It's pol. ploy; hopes President doesn't do it.] Bayh accumulates facts against Friday. Eastland feels President will win.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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