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Supreme Court Ruling / White House Tapes #32482

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 24, 1974
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules President must surrender White House tapes subpoenaed by special prosecutor. Tapes to be turned over to Judge John Sirica to determine relevancy. Justices voted unanimously; Justice William Rehnquist disqualified himself from case.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Chief Justice Warren Burger reads court's decision; special prosecutor Leon Jaworski listens intently. [JAWORSKI - expresses pleasure at court's decision.]
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Response from President to come later.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Clemente, California) President goes into conference with lawyer James Saint Clair and White House staff; statement to be made later. Options open to President re: court's decision reviewed.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) If President complies with court order and turns tapes over to Judge Sirica, House Judiciary Committee still out in cold.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [SIRICA - says he's pleased with decision; if confronted with House subpoena for tapes, he'll find a good lawyer.] Sirica won't yield tapes to House Judiciary Committee voluntarily.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Reporter(s):
Jarriel, Tom;
Reasoner, Harry;
Reynolds, Frank;
Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:07:10

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