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Supreme Court / Rehnquist Death #804338

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Sep 04, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Wednesday’s funeral for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist noted. [President BUSH – speaks about Rehnquist.]

(Supreme Court: John King) The challenge for Bush to name a replacement for Rehnquist at a time when he is also dealing with Iraq, rising gas prices and the Hurricane Katrina disaster featured; details given of the possibility that he will name John Roberts, who is already nominated as a replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, or ask O’Connor to serve as Chief. [BUSH – says Rehnquist’s departure represents a great loss for the Court and for our country.] [Former Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH†- notes Bush’s wish for younger people on the Court doesn’t mean a shift in judicial philosophy.] [People for the American Way Ralph NEAS†- outlines major issues at stake, including Roe v. Wade.] [Harvard University law professor Laurence TRIBE†- assesses Roberts as a Chief Justice candidate.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The upcoming hearings on Roberts noted.

Lin, Carol;
King, John

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