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Judicial Nominations / Filibuster / The Nominees #790270

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Chip Reid) The looming constitutional showdown in the Senate over President Bush’s judicial nominations featured; details given about Senator William Frist’s threat to use the “nuclear option” to ban filibusters, Democrats’ vow to retaliate, and compromise talks led by Senators John McCain and Ben Nelson. [Senator Harry REID†- says we’re dealing with 5 radical recommendations.] [FRIST – calls for a vote on the nominees.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The controversy over the views of federal appeals court nominees Priscilla Owen†† & Janice Rogers Brown†† outlined. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – praises Owen & Rogers Brown.] [George Washington University Law School Jeffrey ROSEN†- cites worries that Rogers Brown might strike down environmental and health & safety regulations; notes concern about Owen’s views on abortion.]

Williams, Brian;
Reid, Chip;
Gregory, David

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