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California / Criminal Justice System #288601

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 17, 1983
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(Studio) Population increase in United States between 1940 and 1980 noted; Chief Justice Warren Burger's assessment of court docket load noted. [JUDGE - notes cost of murder trial.] [US attorney Stephen TROTT - thinks system is deteriorating.] [Judge David EAGLESON - agrees.] Murder trials of Juan Corona and Angelo Buono, Junior cited as exs. [Cnty. district attorney Carl ADAMS - notes financial burden on county of Corona's trials.] [Buono defense attorney Gerald CHALEFF - notes trial hasn't ended yet.] Wayne Williams' mass murder trial compared to California's courtroom procedures. [MAN - praises Georgia's handling of Williams trial.] [EAGLESON - criticizes California supreme court for system breakdown.] [Attorney general John VAN de KAMP - responds to critics.] [ADAMS - notes necessity of trial but decries expense.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan

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