CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1972
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(Studio) Federal Court of Appeals gives back to Senator George McGovern the California delegates Democratic Convention credentials committee had taken away. McGovern now 12 votes away from nomination (His aides claim he has more delegates than he needs to win on 1st ballot.) Same court upholds committee decision to unseat Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Richard Daley and his 58 delegates. Losers in both cases will ask Supreme Court to call special session to hear appeals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(MD) [Senator George MCGOVERN - elated with court decision. Hopeful Democrats can proceed with orderly convention Plans to lead party in unification effort.]
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Waverly, Minnesota) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says even if Supreme Court allows California primary to stand, convention can still overturn it.] (DC) [Democratic National Committee General Cnsl., Joseph CALIFANO - says courts don't belong in political realm. Asks Chief Justice to convene Supreme Court to decide court role in political convention decisions. Says Committee will abide by Supreme Court decision.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bower WCCO-TV
(Chicago, Illinois) [Chicago, Illinois Mayor Richard DALEY - avoids comment on court decision to unseat his convention delegation.] [Chicago challenging delegation attorney Wayne WHALEN - says court upholds contention of Chicago Alderman William Singer that Mayor Daley should not be seated and challengers should be seated at national conv.] [Daley delegation attorney Jerome TORSHEN - says if Supreme Court bars appeal, floor fight at convention will result.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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