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Kentucky Tent Courtroom. #254952

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 1978
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(Studio) Report on judicial system's procedures in Barbourville, Kentucky.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Barbourville,Kentucky) Decision of newly elected district Judge Lewis Hopper to hold court in tent, since county and state apparently can't agree on how to build ctroom., outlined. [HOPPER - cites cold weather effects on tent ctroom.] Judicial system in places like Knox Cnty., according to new state constitution, cited. Controversy with regard to housing of district judge in Knox Cnty. described. [HOPPER - didn't have place to go; says citizens and law enforcement officers must be able to find judge when he's in cnty.] Citizens' reactions to situation noted. [Jane COLLETT - thinks it's shame, since county knew they had to have place for judge.] [Leamon GAMBELL - is disappointed.] Hopper's statement of intention to put up bigger tent for jury trials, if solution not found by end of month, noted.
REPORTER: David Dick

Reporter(s):
Dick, David;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:02:10

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