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Supreme Court / Blackmun Retirement / His Legacy #599265

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1994
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Andrea Mitchell) The retirement of 84-year-old Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun announced. [President CLINTON - praises Blackmun.] [BLACKMUN - comments.] The problems for the administration if retiring Senator George Mitchell were nominated to succeed Blackmun reviewed. [MITCHELL - outlines the court's timetable.] [National Council of La Raza Raul YZAGUIRRE - comments.] Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said taking himself out of contention.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) Blackmun's legacy, including his landmark opinion in the Roe v. Wade abortion case, reviewed. [BLACKMUN - comments.] [August 20, 1992, BLACKMUN - jokes.] [National Abortion Rights Action League Kate MICHELMAN, conservative legal scholar Robert BORK, American University law professor Herman SCHWARTZ - offer views on Blackmun.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Williams, Pete

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