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America Close Up (Campaign '92: Federal Judges) #583906

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Carl Stern) Philosophical and political impact of the presidential elections on the federal courts examined. [Alliance for Justice Nan ARON - notes how much of the federal bench could be appointed by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush.] Possible retirement of five of the Supreme Court justices during the next presidential term noted. [White House counsel C. Boyden GRAY - talks about the administration's judicial selections.] Statistics on Bush's judicial selections outlined. [University of Massachusetts professor Sheldon GOLDMAN - says 1/3 of Bush appointees are millionaires and younger than usual.] [Harvard Law School's Kathleen SULLIVAN - comments on the age data.] Studies comparing the decisions of judges selected by Bush and Jimmy Carter cited. [Democratic presidential candidate Bill CLINTON - comments on who he would choose.] [BUSH - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Tomorrow's segment previewed.

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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