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Jewish Labor Committee Hails Senate Rejection of Nixon’s Haynesworth Nomination

The Jewish Labor Committee has hailed the Senate’s rejection of the nomination of Federal Judge Clement F. Haynesworth for a seat on the United States Supreme Court. In a statement, Charles S. Zimmerman, president of the organization, said “the failure of the Nixon Administration to force this appointment on the Senate is a significant victory for organized labor and the civil rights movement.”

The Jewish Labor Committee, which has 500,000 members in a affiliated fraternal and trade union organizations, was opposed to the Haynesworth nomination as was most of organized labor and the civil rights movement. Mr. Zimmerman said, “The determination of an impressive majority of Senators to withstand the pressures placed upon them is a remarkable tribute to their desire and that of the American people to uphold the integrity of our nation’s highest judicial body. It is our hope that the Senate’s rejection of Judge Haynesworth will compel the President to give much more careful consideration to the competence and standards of his judicial nominees.”