NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 21, 1972
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(Studio) Federal appeals court reverses conviction of 5 defendants in "Chicago Seven" trial charged with crossing state limes to incite riots in Democrat conv. in Chicago in 1968. Defendants are David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Tom Hayden. [2 others of Chicago Seven acquitted). Reason for reversal was attitude of Judge Julius Hoffman.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Original trial lasted 4 mos., cost $100,000. [US attorney James THOMPSON - says judge and prosecution behavior in trial reason for reversal. Govt. probably will not go through another prosecution of 7.] (NYC) [Defense attorney William KUNSTLER - says government has dropped prosecution in such cases as Dr. Spock in Boston, Massachusetts, and Philip Berrigan and codefendants in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Govt. probably will not pursue "Chicago Seven" further.]
REPORTER: John Palmer
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