ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court hears arguments on death penalty.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Supreme Court) Defense attys. for convicted murders and 2 convicted rapists argue that capital punishment is cruel and unusual, thus unconstitutional. [Cal. Deputy Attorney General Ronald GEORGE - says public accepts death penalty.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) legal defense fund, Jack GREENBERG - says public opinion is marginal and few death sentences are actually carried out anyway.] 700 United States criminals on death now await Supreme Court decision.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman
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