Justice Blackmun Retirement Announcement

President Clinton advised the media that he has received Justice Blackmun’s letter announcing his intention to step down from the… read more

President Clinton advised the media that he has received Justice Blackmun’s letter announcing his intention to step down from the Supreme Court. "During his 24 years on our highest court, Justice Blackmun became part of the rich and evolving story of American justice and constitutional law with majesty and reason, with scholarship and grace. He is a good man who has earned the respect and the gratitude of every one of his fellow countrymen and women," said the President. Media questions focused on the reason(s) for Justice Blackmun’s retirement, speculation on his successor, and Justice Blackmun’s commitment to the Roe versus Wade decision legalizing abortion. close

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Justice Blackmun Retirement Announcement

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Program ID:
55863-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 6, 1994
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 1994

Airing Details

  • Apr 06, 1994 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 1994 | 1:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 1994 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 1994 | 10:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1994 | 7:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1994 | 11:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 10, 1994 | 8:43am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 1994 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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