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                  Office of the Press Secretary
                   (Charlotte, North Carolina)
For Immediate Release                          April 5, 1994     
                     REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                           TO THE POOL
                     Outside WCNC-TV Studios
                    Charlotte, North Carolina   

9:45 P.M. EDT

Q Mr. President, have you heard about Justice Blackmun's resignation tomorrow?

THE PRESIDENT: I can't comment on it. Let's let him speak for himself.

Q Have you spoken to him in the last two days?

THE PRESIDENT: I have not.

Q Have you got a short list, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: Let Justice Blackmun speak for himself. I have not spoken to him. We have to let him speak for himself.

Q Has he written to you? Has he notified you?

THE PRESIDENT: No. I have not talked to him. I have not talked to him or, to the best of my knowledge, we have received no letter from him. Let's let him speak for himself -- some communication with him tomorrow.

Q But given the recent shakeup at the White House, is the White House in a position to select a new justice?

END9:50 P.M. EDT