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Wisconsin Judge / Rape Ruling #253332

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 25, 1977
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(Studio) Opponents of Wisconsin judge who gave easy ruling in rape case file petition for holding another election.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Madison, WI) Archie M. Simonson said girls wearing provocative clothing invite rape attempts. Women react strongly. 36,000 sign petition for reelection. Due to number of contestants, Simonson could win. [Recall organizer Janet HEISSE - regrets numbers of candidates.] Blacks think Simonson ruling with regard to youth fair. Boy is black; girl is white. [Madison NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president Eugene PARKS - agrees with Simonson's disposition of case. Remarks may be another thing.] Simonson goes to court, asking judge to release full transcript of his remarks. Judge has not decided.
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Mudd, Roger

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