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Supreme Court / Death Row #102127

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 22, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court's consideration of case in which death row inmate becomes insane while awaiting execution discussed; background to Alvin Ford's case reviewed. [FORD - responds to question regarding his sanity.] Arguments presented by defense attorney Richard Burr's and Florida attorney Joy Shearer outlined on screen; focus of questioning by Justices William Rehnquist and John Paul Stevens cited. Ethical and legal questions involved considered. (Artist: Freda Reiter)

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim;
Reiter, Freda

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