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Supreme Court / Stevens Retirement #970454

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The announcement from Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens that he is retiring noted.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) Stevens’s career on the Court reviewed; details given about his votes on key cases. [President OBAMA - praises Stevens.] [In September 1999, STEVENS – says he still considers himself conservative.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN†- comments on Stevens’s ability to attract swing votes.] [Former Stevens law clerk Peter ISAKOFF†- reacts to Stevens working up to age 90.] How the Court will be different without Stevens discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) Possible candidates to replace Stevens featured; photos shown of Obama on the phone with Stevens and of possible nominees. [OBAMA – outlines characteristics he is looking for.] [Senator Orrin HATCH††- states Obama should pick a moderate.] [Former advisor to Supreme Court nominees Rachel BRAND†- comments on contentiousness in confirmation hearings.] The prospect for a confirmation fight discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete;
Guthrie, Savannah

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