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Supreme Court / Ginsburg Nom. #553377

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 29, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Chris Wallace) President shown announcing Doug. Ginsburg's nomination to Supreme Court [REAGAN - says Ginsburg understands that criminals should not be allowed to roam the streets and that is why he is nomination him.] [GINSBURG - says he is looking forward to being confirmed to the Supreme Court] Internal White House conflict over who would be nomination discussed. Chief of Staff Howard Baker's choice being Anthony Kennedy mentioned. Attorney General Edwin Meese's backing of Ginsburg noted. Senator comments that Ginsburg will be highly controversial and tough to confirm quoted. Reagan's challenge to Congress to get this confirmation done quickly noted. [REAGAN - says he hopes to avoid a repetition of campaign political] Reagan's comment of choosing a nomination just as conservative as Robert Bork reviewed. [REAGAN - says he will get a new nomination just as objectionable as Bork.] Reagan's refusal to name anyone but a conservative mentioned.

(DC: Carl Stern) Ginsburg's speaking softly but championing conservative causes mentioned. [GINSBURG - says earlier this year that he is glad spending will not further increase federal budget deficit.] Ginsburg's career and age discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Harvard law professor Alan DERSHOWITZ - says Ginsburg has a short story.] [Harvard law professor Laurence TRIBE - says Ginsburg is not a Robert Bork in terms of the public record.] Likelihood of Ginsburg attaining ABA's endorsement discussed.

(DC: John Dancy) Liberals opposing conservatives said expected in Ginsburg confirmation process. [Civil rights activist Ralph NEAS - says if Ginsburg's record and views on civil rights are like Bork's, he will be as vigorously opposed.] [Senator Robert DOLE - says Ginsburg is qualified.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - says we cannot allow partisan conflicts to override broader ntl. ints.] [Senator Joseph BIDEN - says the less you know about someone, the more you better take time to find out about them.] [Senator Phil GRAMM - says he knows Ginsburg well and has followed his record.] Senator Jesse Helms' threat to filibuster anyone but Ginsburg reported [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says Ginsburg is a Borkian clone without the paper trail.] Ginsburg's mostly unknown stance on major issues noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Stern, Carl;
Wallace, Chris

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