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Bork Confirmation #558270

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 15, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Opening day of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's confirmation hearings featured; scenes shown. Anti-Bork demonstrations mentioned include Rainbow Coalition vigil at Supreme Court [Senator Robert DOLE - expects political battle.] [Gerald FORD - intros. Bork.] [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - questions Ford's knowledge of Bork's opinions since becoming dist. circuit judge.] [FORD - responds.] [BORK - explains his position overruling Supreme Court precedents; refers to 1948 Shelly racial discrimination case in right to privacy issue debate.] Soc. issues Bork is believed ready to fight for judicial reversal listed. [BORK - opposes a judge enforcing own moral values.] [Senators Alan SIMPSON, Patrick LEAHY, Howard METZENBAUM, Orrin HATCH, Gordon HUMPHREY - make opening stmts.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - claim Americans want one-man, one-vote system.] [BORK - suggests country enacts that process by law.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: John Dancy) Pols. involved in Bork confirmation process discussed; apparent profile of Senator Judiciary Committee vis-a-vis mbrs.' position on Bork considered.

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Stern, Carl

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