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Supreme Court / O'Connor #518343

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 07, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan reported nomination Sandra O'Connor to Supreme Court; opposition to her appointed by conservatives due to ERA and abortion issues noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [REAGAN - recalls commitment to appointed woman to Supreme Court] [O'CONNOR reacts to nomination; recalls meeting with President] [REAGAN - expresses satisfaction with regard to O'Connor's position on abortion.] O'Connor's legislative career in Arizona mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Supreme Court's background, include historical timetable of ethnic appts., outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Importance of Supreme Court appts. to United States noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) O'Connor's background examined; photos shown. Justice William Rehnquist mentioned. O'Connor's opinions in past quoted on screen. [Retired Justice Potter STEWART - praises O'Connor.] O'Connor's remarks to administration on issues noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Pol. astuteness of Reagan's appointed of woman to Supreme Court discussed. [National Right to Life Committee president Dr. J. C. WILLKE, NOW president Eleanor SMEAL, Senator Charles GRASSLEY, Alan CRANSTON - react to O'Connor's nomination; Senator Barry Goldwater mentioned.] Confirmation process discussed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chancellor, John;
Mudd, Roger;
Stern, Carl;
Woodruff, Judy

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