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Supreme Court / Congress / Douglas / Blackmun #9956

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 15, 1970
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(Studio) Court hot political issue due to Harry Blackmun nomination, William Douglas' impeachment proceedings.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Anti-Douglas formal House proceedings start tomorrow; [Representative Gerald FORD - claims Douglas appears to represent gamblers, pornographers, revolutionaries.] Many charges based on Douglas' unpopular views; Senator concerned with filling Supreme Court vacancy.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) 3 weeks till Senator acts on nomination; most feel Blackmun well-qualified. [Senator Roman HRUSKA doesn't foresee lengthy hearings.] [Senator Birch BAYH - reports need for thorough investigation.] Full examination will precede confirmation.

Clark, Bob;
Donaldson, Sam;
Smith, Howard K.

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