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Supreme Court / Ginsburg Nom. #553987

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 06, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) FBI investigating whether or not Supreme Court nomination Doug. Ginsburg gave drugs to anyone else reported [Harvard Univ. friend Hal SCOTT - discusses Ginsburg using marijuana at faculty party.] Lack of questions pertaining to occasional drug use on government security clearance forms noted. Misrepresentations on Ginsburg's resume said being considered. [Senator Howell HEFLIN - discusses verity of Ginsburg's answers.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - supports Ginsburg.] Ginsburg's requestioning by FBI noted.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Ginsburg's declaration that he would not withdraw nom. announced. White House officials' continuing support of Ginsburg noted. [President REAGAN - defends Ginsburg and proclaims forgiveness.] Confirmation pols. featured. [Senator Robert BYRD - comments on illegality of Ginsburg's actions.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - predicts difficulty for Ginsburg nomination] [Senator Larry PRESSLER - comments on damage to Ginsburg nomination] [Senator Strom THURMOND - indicates repercussions of the situation.] Conservatives' increase critical view of Ginsburg noted. [Washington Legal Fndn. Dan. POPEO - blames Justice Department for ignorance.] Scenes of Ginsburg shown. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Morton HALPERIN - defends Ginsburg nomination] Ginsburg withdrawal said expected. Howard Baker's role mentioned.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Secretary of Educ. William Bennett's calling Ginsburg and urging his withdrawal reported Ginsburg's lack of comment mentioned. President Reagan's acquiescence to Bennett's call noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Stern, Carl

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