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Supreme Court / Freedom of Press #258124

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling that Constitution gives no special protection to newspaper offices when faced with search from police with warrants reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Case involving Stanford University student newspaper's publishing of photos about demonstration on campus and subsequent police search of paper offices for any unpublished photos of riot outlined; photos shown. Lower cts.' agreements with students that search was violation of freedom of press and Supreme Court reversal of that ruling, written by Justice Byron River White, reported ["The Stanford Daily" editor David ANSLEY - discusses ruling's effect on reporter's being able to get information from confidential source.] [Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press director Jack LANDAU - says press experience in last 6 years has been that when police find popular method to go after press and one that courts will uphold, they exploit it.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Arthur Lien

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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