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Supreme Court / Capital Punishment #15699

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules constitutional for jury to determine life or death sentence; to decide penalty same time decides guilt. Effect of decisions leave states to decide what to do with those presently under death sentence.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Quentin Prison, California) 644 men, 7 women face death penalty in US; 93 men on San Quentin death row; no executions in United States since 1967; execution preparation routine explained.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Ohio Governor John Gilligan says convicted murderer, James Crampton, not executed before Supreme Court rules on constitutionality of death penalty. Supreme Court also rules New York law barring desegregation efforts by states and local officials unconstitutional; agrees to hear abortion law cases; upholds right to confiscate obscene material in United States mail or customs; agrees to hear cases involving reporters' rights to refuse to testify about information obtained from confidential sources.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry;
Shoemaker, Dick

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