ABC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1969
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(Studio) 1st public court session without Abe Fortas today.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Fortas vote and remarks to be deleted from 47 cases decided upon, but not announced. Cases with 5-4 decisions with Fortas in major means lower court ruling stand, or else case must be reargued. Decision would probably be reversed if court moves to right.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Senator Strom Thurmond and allies demand 1st political payoff: veto power over 2 Supreme Court appts. Thurmond and others to push for strict const. constructionists.
REPORTER: Bill Lawrence
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