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Arizona / Judicial Economics #295527

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tucson, Arizona) Judge Thomas Meehan's dismissal of case against alleged rioters due to cnty.'s refusal to pay for their court appointed attys. examined. [MEEHAN - criticizes situation; won't impose economy hardship on attorney] [Juror Susan BEIGER - regrets reality that money buys justice.] Case recalled stemming from riot and deaths several mos. ago involving members of Christ Miracle Healing Church; photos shown courtesy "Arizona Star." [Cnty. supervisor Judy GIGNAC - questions source of attys.' fees.] [Defense attorney Robert HIRSH - accuses Cochise Cnty. of trying to hide its incompetence.] Legal implications of case considered.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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