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Draft Registration #281089

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1982
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Draft resister David Wayte's case said dismissed by ruling of Judge Terry Hatter, Junior that registration law is invalid; details given. [Draft Action president Barry LYNN - is pleased with ruling.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson David LANDAU - notes significance for other cases.] [Jimmy CARTER - defs. 1980 draft registration law as response to USSR invasion of Afghanistan.] Hatter's decision said influenced by White House refusal to allow Edwin Meese to testify or to provide White House documents on prosecution of resisters. [Justice Department spokesperson Arthur BRILL - claims prosecutions of resisters will continue] [WAYTE - thinks it's possible to beat the system.] Wayte noted reindicted if government wins its appeal.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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