CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1973
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(Studio) American Bar Association convention approves resolution calling for state bar assns. to begin probe into lawyers implicated in Watergate. Resolution calls for disciplinary action of those found guilty of unethical conduct.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Lawyers mostly involved in Watergate affair. Names given of lawyers under investigation in Watergate affair. [Supreme Court Justice Harry BLACKMUN - expresses concern over Watergate matter and the pall hanging over American people with so many lawyers involved.] [President American Bar Association Robert MESERVE - indicates lawyers are disturbed. Legal profession questioned.] Many investigations underway now and thoughts about disbarment float around. [Chairperson ethics committee Lyman TONDEL - believes embarrassment for ABA stems from some lawyers failing to live up to high standards.] [American U. professor Elliott MILSTEIN - says students questioned lawyers' ethics before Watergate. Now cynicism reenforced.]
REPORTER: David Culhane
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