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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1976
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(Studio) Supporters of 5-1, bill to rewrite federal criminal laws, agree to changes to soften bill.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Liberal Senators astounded when S-I sponsors, Senators Roman Hruska and John McClellan, accept 15 of 16 objections. Objections include: no new secrecy laws, no new capital punishment laws, decriminalization of marijuana, repeal of Smith Act, reduction of prison sentences, restoration of insanity Plea and elimination of "Ehrichman defense." [HRUSKA - says 95% of bill not controversial.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - says unless there's progress in those areas, no measure will pass.] Liberals next move uncertain.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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