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CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court says air purity standards must be kept up all year Court agrees to hear challenges to EPA's right to regulate discharge of waste in waters. Court hears arguments with regard to judicial "gag orders."
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sutherland, Nebraska) Charles Simants accused of October 1975 mass murder of 6. Judge issued gag order at preliminary hearing. 100 news orgs. reported in case. Nebraska prosecutor, Milton Larson, says courts, not editors, must have ultimate power over defendant's rights to unprejudiced juries. Barrett Prettyman says juries can do justice despite publicity and warns of possibility of keeping coverups like Watergate secret under gag rule. Justice John Paul Stevens concerned that gag order could have prevented publication of Watergate news. Decision expected in June.
REPORTER: Fred Graham (WOW-TV) Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Court rejects Representative Morris Udall's appeal for prompt hearing to be put on IN's May 4 primary ballot.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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