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NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 08, 1975
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(Studio) Senator Judiciary Committee begins hearings into appointed of Judge John Paul Stevens to Supreme Court
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Steven's financial and medical affairs discussed in closed session. His wealth listed at $172,000. 2 firms to review his tax returns. Stevens indicates his recovery from open-heart surgery. Senator Edward Kennedy questions him about women. Stevens feels women should have same rights as men, but don't have to win all cases they file. Stevens expresses doubt with regard to ERA and death penalty. Tells Senator William Lloyd Scott he decides cases on narrowest ground possible. Says he would feel more latitude in deciding cases as Supreme Court judge.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:01:40

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