NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 07, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(DC: Robin Lloyd) Withdrawal of nomination of Doug. Ginsburg to Supreme Court reported [GINSBURG - says he has asked President Reagan not to forward nomination to Supreme Court] Statement by Reagan accepting decision quoted on screen. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - says he did not have a Supreme Court cand., but rather a list was prepared for Reagan.] Education Secretary William Bennett's call urging Ginsburg to step down because he used marijuana noted the turning point. [Ex-White House aide Patrick BUCHANAN - says support for Ginsburg crumbled following the marijuana revelation.] Preliminary FBI investigation said not asking Ginsburg about drug use. ["US News and World Report" David GERGEN - says President must ask Justice Department why investigation not done right.] Next candidate said likely to be judge Anthony Kennedy. His earlier backing by White House chief of staff Howard Baker recalled. Next candidate noted to be announced early next week.
(Studio: Connie Chung, Carl Stern) Ginsburg nomination noted headed for defeat anyway. ABA review of Ginsburg and civil and criminal investigations into his secret financial interests noted revealing problems facing Ginsburg before the marijuana issue came up. Anthony Kennedy profiled.
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