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Supreme Court Nominee / Stevens #480568

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 28, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford names Judge John Paul Stevens, 55, of Chicago as his choice for Supreme Court, replacing William O. Douglas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Ford announces his selection. Stevens is respected and not controversial. Known as moderate, but will make court more conservative and it'll be while before woman serves on court
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Hd. American Bar Association committee on Supreme Court candidates, Warren Christopher, says Stevens gets the committee 's highest evaluation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Stevens has been on federal appellate bench for 5 years Active in bar assns. Described as centrist. [STEVENS - says great honor to be nominee. Thanks President] Stevens was classmate at University of Chicago of Senator Charles Percy, who suggested nomination after that of Attorney General Edward Levi.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Supreme Court scholar, Philip Kurland, says Stevens is 1st rate appointed Says he's nonpol. judge who is open-minded.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Pettit, Tom

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