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Supreme Court / Souter Nomination / Death Penalty Case #125384

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senate reported confirming David Souter as Supreme Court justice replacing William Brennan; scenes shown. Report introduced.

(Lake Arthur, LA: Tim O'Brien) Death penalty case of Louisiana murderer and paranoid schizophrenic Michael Perry that is before Supreme Court examined; scenes shown. [Perry's psychiatrist Dr. Aris COX - talks about Perry's mental health.] [In court, PERRY - testifies.] Exchanges between assistant state attorney general Renee Solomon, Perry's lawyer Keith Nordike and Justices John Paul Stevens and Antonin Scalia about issue of injecting Perry with drugs so that he will be sane enough to be executed outlined on screen. Positions of American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association noted. [In Lake Arthur, LA, murder victim's brother David PERRY - says Perry should be executed.] (Artist: Carole Kabrin)

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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