[Opposition to Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court]
Original Airdate: 9/11/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports on efforts by the National Conference of Black Lawyers and women's groups to fight the nomination of Robert Bork (judge) to the Supreme Court. George reports that Bork believes in a strict interpretation of the Consitution, while African Americans and women's groups believe that the Constitutution needs to be interpreted according to the changes in society since the 18th century. George's report includes footage from a meeting of the National Conference of Black Lawyers in Cambridge. Julie Walker (professor, University of Illinois at Urbana) and Adjoa Aiyetoro (Co-chair, National Conference of Black Lawyers) address the meeting. George interviews Gerald Horne (attorney and professor at Sarah Lawrence College), Margaret Burnham (attorney and retired judge) and Barbara Arnwine (Director, Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights) about their opposition to Bork. George notes that Bork's critics do not dispute his legal skills. George's report includes footage from an anti-Bork demonstration by women's groups on City Hall Plaza. George's report also features shots of racist literature from the 19th and 20th centuries.
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African Americans - Civil rights
African Americans - Politics and government
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Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
National Conference of Black Lawyers
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News - Television
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