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Supreme Court / Death Penalty #315387

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 22, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Significance of today's Supreme Court ruling in suit brought by convicted Georgia inmate Warren McCleskey who claimed death penalty is racially based examined; details given, scenes shown. [Southern Christian Leadership Conference spokesperson Joseph LOWERY - believes capitol punishment is racially biased.] [Georgia attorney general Michael BOWERS - praises decision.] Related statistics outlined on screen. Major opinion of Justice Lewis Powell and dissent of Justice William Brennan quoted on screen. Ruling's implications for death row inmates noted. [Deputy California attorney general Susan FRIERSON - expects incrd. executions.] [Representative John CONYERS - calls for Congress intervention.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

Schakne, Robert;
Schieffer, Bob

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