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New Criminal Code Proposal #252119

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 02, 1977
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(Studio) Congress has tried for over 10 years to rewrite United States criminal code. Today admin. and key congress members announce agreement on streamlined new criminal code.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Attorney General Bell, conservatives and liberals join in endorsing bill. Key features of bill noted; 1 of major features is provision for uniform standards for sentencing. [Peter RODINO - says provision will show justice is same for all.] Ted Kennedy notes discrepancies within law re: same type offenses. [KENNEDY - cites use of such discrepancies by criminals.] Bill still faces opposition in Congress
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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