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Wiretapping #464646

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules wiretapping by Federal government without court order, unconstitutional, especially on suspected domestic subversives. Former Attorney General John Mitchell had defended govt's. right to wiretap.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Supreme Court refutes Admin. claim to inherent President power. Figures show government has operated 40 wiretaps and hidden microphones in 1 day, 4/5ths on order of Attorney General, 1/5th with court approval. Ruling does not restrict eavesdropping on spies and foreign agents.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Attorney General Richard Kleindienst orders Justice Department to end electronic surveillance in domestic security cases.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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