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Supreme Court / Ginsburg Nom. #553971

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Supreme Court nomination Doug. Ginsburg's smoking marijuana earlier in his life announced; details given, scenes of Ginsburg shown. Ginsburg's statement of regret quoted on screen. Attorney General Edwin Meese's statement of support for Ginsburg quoted on screen. President Reagan's continued support also noted. Senator Jesse Helms' dismay mentioned. Senator Orrin Hatch's assertion that disclosure would not change Ginsburg's status cited. Senator Phil Gramm said will still support Ginsburg. Senator Strom Thurmond mentioned. Info. not being in the original FBI report noted. Withdrawal of nomination said possible. Marijuana disclosure coupled with cable television issue said could damage Ginsburg nom.

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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