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Analysis (Courts) #215607

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1971
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules concerning 30 days or $30 sentences
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Court rules defendants cannot be jailed if too poor to pay fine, courts must allow divorce cases even if ptys. too poor to pay court costs. Citizens' fears of legal complexities and court, costs keep many from filing complaints; new decisions may partially rectify situation; total solution to judicial problems will require additional money, judges, prosecutors, lawyers and quasi-judicial agencies to handle matters not involving victims.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric
Duration:
00:03:00

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