NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 02, 1971
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee begins hearings on 2 Supreme Court nominees. Virginia attorney, Lewis F. Powell, Junior, expected to have easy time, may be labor and civil rights opposition to Assistant Attorney General William H. Rehnquist. Ldrship. conference on civil rights meets.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Group votes against Rehnquist. [Attorney Joseph L. RAUH, Junior - says to go into great detail on his civil rights and civil liberties record. Justices must believe in United States Const.] American Bar Association screening committee expected to back Rehnquist, but with little enthusiasm. Opposing Senators will try to get Rehnquist to abstain from cases dealing with policies he made law.
REPORTER: Carl Stern