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Supreme Court / Vacancies #791092

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) President Bush’s criteria for filling a vacancy in the Supreme Court examined; details given of his admiration for Justices Antonin Scalia & Clarence Thomas and his wish to avoid someone like Justice David Souter. [November, 1999, BUSH – says he wants to know if a candidate is a strict constructionist.] [“New Republic” magazine’s Jeffrey ROSEN††- describes the views of a conservative judge.] [Family Research Council president Tony PERKINS†- notes the significance for abortion rights.] [October, 2003, BUSH – doubts the American people or Congress would totally ban abortions.]

Williams, Brian;
Gregory, David

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