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 Supreme Court. “During his… read more

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 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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Program ID:
55863-1
Category:
White House Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 06, 1994 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 1994 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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