NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 11, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Chris Wallace) President Reagan's nomination of California federal appeals court judge Anthony Kennedy reported; scenes shown. [REAGAN - announces nomination] Kennedy being considered a moderate conservative noted. Questioning procedure for Kennedy outlined. [KENNEDY - accepts nomination and says he never smoked marijuana.] [Senators Alan Cranston and Orrin HATCH - comment.] [Conservative activist Richard VIGUERIE - comments.] Incr. criticism of Attorney General Edwin Meese noted. [REAGAN - comments.] Kennedy said expected to win confirmation.
(DC: Carl Stern) Kennedy's record reviewed. Kennedy's rulings on women's and minorities' issues discussed. [National Women's Law Center Marcia GREENBERGER - comments.] Investigators said scrutinizing all facets of Kennedy's private and professional life. [Representative Robert MATSUI - acclaims Kennedy.] Disagreement regarding extent of Kennedy's moderateness mentioned. [Harvard Law School Laurence TRIBE and Alan DERSHOWITZ - comment.] Supreme Court graphically broken down along liberal/conservative lines. Vacant position said could change the course of constitutional history.