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Kopechne Inquest / Massachusetts Supreme Court #443236

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 08, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy's attorney asks Massachusetts Supreme Court for secret inquest into death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Attorney Edward Hanify calls on court to question Const. of Massachusetts inquest procedures; to bar news media; and to allow cross-exam. Asks that; Judge Boyle be disqualified and that inquest transcript be made available to public later. Boyle Attorney Joseph J. Hurly argues that inquest be held as Boyle stated.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Boston, Massachusetts) Hanify referred to publicity case received Justice asks Hanify what he wanted. Hanify wants Boyle's rules overturned and Boyle disqualified. Chief Justice Raymond Wilkins asked if 1 person was focal point of case. Hanify said yes. Attorney for Chappaquiddick party guest, Paul Redmond, conts. criticism of press, and says inquest should be secret. Assistant Attorney General Hurly says inquest function is to determine facts. Says inquest should be made public. [District Attorney Edward DINIS - says no comment.] Decision to come within 3 weeks
REPORTER: Liz Trotta Artist: Van Beverly

Huntley, Chet;
Trotta, Liz

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