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Supreme Court / Gag Rule / Udall #42854

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court hears arguments with regard to judicial "gag rules."
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nebraska) Prosecution asked for gag order in case of Charles Erwin Simants, arrested for murder of 6 members of Henry Kellie family. Judge ordered suppression of any information which linked Simants to crime.
REPORTER: David Garcia (KETV-TV) Artist: Frada Reiter

(DC) Attorney Barrett Prettyman says it's unconst. for judge to tell reporters what to report Attorney Floyd Abrams says power to order prior restraint is power to destroy media. Nebraska assistant attorney general Harold Mosher says no one can interfere with judicial branch carrying out its duty. Lincoln Cnty., Nebraska, attorney Milton Larson asks who has power to assure fair trial: judge or editor? Decision expected before summer recess.
REPORTER: David Garcia

(Studio) Supreme Court refuses to decide quickly on an appeal by Rap. Morris Udall to have his name put on IN primary ballot.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Garcia, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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