CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 21, 1975
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(Studio) Supreme Court hears arguments with regard to constitutionality of death penalty.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Attorney Anthony Amsterdam argues against death penalty laws; Solictor General Robert Bork pleads with court not to frustrate moral consensus of Americans favoring death penalty. North Carolina assistant attorney general Jean Benoy has words with Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice William Douglas leaves hosp. to hear argument so he can vote on this case. Use of word "Negress" affects argument.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie
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