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Supreme Court Decision / White House Tapes #235451

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 24, 1974
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(Studio) Supreme Court hands down historical decision.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Capitol Hill) Supreme Court rules unanimously President must turn over White House tapes subpoenaed by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Ruling could play decisive role in impeachment proceedings against President Justice William Rehnquist disqualifies himself from court decision. Chief Justice Warren Burger reads decision. Judge John Sirica to be given tapes to determine relevancy for Watergate cover-up trials. [JAWORSKI - believes decision right; pleased with unanimous decision. Expects decision to be obeyed.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(DC) [Judge SIRICA - says he's pleased with court's decision.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Capitol Hill) Judge Sirica will probably give President 10 days to turn over tapes.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) So far, President hasn't said whether he'll surrender subpoenaed tapes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Laguna, California) White House promises statement later. Alexander Haig phoned President to tell him news of decision. President goes into conference with attorney James Saint Clair and other White House staff members Saint Clair to make statement at 7:01 p.m. EDT.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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