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Supreme Court / Bork Nom. #553294

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Video of Senate vote on confirmation of Robert Bork to Supreme Court shown. Bork defeat announced. [Mary Ellen BORK - says the cntry. has missed out on the opportunity to have one of the greatest Supreme Court justices of all time.] Misstmts. of Bork's record causing defeat blamed by supporters. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - says the confirmation has been conducted with accusations, hyperbole and falsehoods.] Reagan's comment that Bork was defeated by a campaign of political pressures quoted. Bork opponents said to have fought his confirmation because of his civil rights views. [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says it is ridiculous to think the charges of racism were ungrounded.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says if Reagan nomination another person like Bork, he will be rejected.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - says the next nominee will probably be as conservative, but not as controversial.] Biden's remark that a nominee cannot possibly be confirmed before Thanksgiving quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John

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