CNN Evening News for Saturday, Sep 03, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, leaving 2 vacancies on the Court due to Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement, reported.
(Washington: Bruce Morton) Rehnquist’s life & legal career reviewed; scenes & photos shown; details given of key cases, including the impeachment trial of former President Bill Clinton, the contested 2000 election. [Former White House aide John DEAN – comments on Rehnquist’s appointment to the Supreme Court by President Richard Nixon.] [In 1986, REHNQUIST – reacts to being confirmed as Chief Justice.] [At the closing of Clinton’s trial, REHNQUIST – expresses hope the participants’ paths will cross under happier circumstances.] [Legal EXPERT – comments on Rehnquist’s reputation as the “lone ranger.”] [Legal EXPERT – says Rehnquist has made the Court a group of 9 friends.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Live telephone interview held with former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh† about Rehnquist’s impact on the Supreme Court. [Voice of THORNBURGH – describes Rehnquist’s influence on the Court; comments on Rehnquist’s legacy & personality.]
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