CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 1972
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(Studio) 5 defendants in "Chicago Seven" conspiracy trial, convicted of crossing state lines to incite riot in 1968 Democrat conv., freed today. Convictions overturned in federal appellate court Court ruled 2-1 that Judge Julius Hoffman violated defendants' rights to fair trial because of his antagonistic attitude.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) [Defense attorney William KUNSTLER - decision shows that government cam and does use courts as political weapon against dissenters.] [Defendant David DELLINGER - glad conviction reversed, but unhappy about continuation of Vietnam war.] [Defendant Rennie DAVIS - glad of reversal, but sympathetic to Father Berrigan and others rallied for their opposition to war, in United States and South Vietnam.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
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