NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 04, 1971
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(Studio) 7 of 9 Supreme Court Justices meet briefly.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Court has 2 empty chairs; those of Justices Hugo L. Black and John M. Harlan. William O. Douglas becomes senior justice. Health and age of mbrs. discussed. Nixon can only count on appts. Warren Burger and Harry A. Blackmun as on his side. Justices to confer on which of 800 appeals they'll hear. Impt. topics delayed until more court members received
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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