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Judicial Nominations / Filibuster / Greenburg Interview #790254

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Gloria Borger) The political battle over whether to eliminate the Senate filibuster on judicial nominations examined; details given of the debate over Priscilla Owen†† & Janice Rogers Brown††, President Bush’s nominees for federal appeals courts. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – says the role of the Senate is not to provide advice and block.] [Senator Harry REID†- says the filibuster is the last check against the abuse of power.] [Senator William FRIST – calls for a yes-or-no vote.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer; Washington: Gloria Borger) Live discussion held with “Chicago Tribune” correspondent Jan Greenburg about whether Frist will force a vote on eliminating the filibuster. [GREENBURG – comments on Frist’s determination to force the issue; talks about the impact on the Supreme Court and a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Borger, Gloria

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