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Supreme Court / O'Connor #73076

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 08, 1981
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(Studio) Chairperson Senator Judiciary Committee Senator Strom Thurmond said optimistic about Sandra Day O'Connor being confirmed as Supreme Court Justice; opposition by conservative groups due to her stance on ERA and abortion noted.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(DC) President Reagan's request that conservatives keep open mind regarding O'Connor outlined; number telegrams and calls received by White House opposing and supporting the nomination noted. President Reagan's conversation with Senator Jesse Helms and Jerry Falwell mentioned; Falwell quoted. Senator Barry Goldwater's remarks on abortion and Falwell quoted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Phoenix, Arizona) Opponents of O'Connor said focusing on her record in Arizona legislature. [National Right to Life Committee spokesperson Dr. Carolyn GERSTER - thinks O'Connor's voting record on abortion is the issue.] Bills supported by O'Connor discussed.
REPORTER: Royal Kennedy

Donaldson, Sam;
Kennedy, Royal;
Koppel, Ted

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