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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court decisions on child abuse examined; details given of case of Sandy Craig, who was convicted of molesting children at her day care center, and issue of Sixth Amendment guaranteeing one's rights to face accusers. Majority opinion by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor allowing use of closed-circuit TV testimony outlined on screen. [Harvard Law School professor Alan DERSHOWITZ - supports ruling.] Second case involving testimony by doctor in place of daughter who was raped by mother Laura Wright's boyfriend explained; O'Connor's opinion quoted. Implications of decision noted. (Artist: Dan Verkouteren)

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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