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Supreme Court / Vacancies / Zoller, Epstein Interviews #730599

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jun 08, 2003
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(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(White House: Chris Burns) The growing battle to fill potential vacancies in the Supreme Court due to talk that Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Connor may retire featured; details given of concerns about issues, including abortion and the Democrats’ blocking of appeals court candidate Miguel Estrada; ads shown. [Bush administration consultant Boyden GRAY†- comments on trying to find candidates acceptable to the White House.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT†- says if Bush puts new justices on the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade is in danger.]

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Report introduced.

(Washington: William Schneider) The politics of Supreme Court nominations examined; details given about the nominations of Robert Bork†, David Souter†† and Clarence Thomas.

(Studio: Andrea Koppel) Live discussion held with radio talk show host Martha Zoller† and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein† about the issues facing the Supreme Court. [EPSTEIN – says abortion will be the key issue; comments on affirmative action; talks about the lobbying for vacancies that may not happen.] [ZOLLER – comments on strict constructionism; says the lobbying is all about Roe v. Wade.]

Koppel, Andrea;
Burns, Chris;
Schneider, William

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