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NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 13, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court votes 5-4 refusal to postpone Gary Gilmore's execution and returns case to Utah court
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) 5 voting refusal are William Rehnquist, Lewis Powell, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart and Warren Burger; justices say Gilmore hadn't challenged constitutionality of law and that he was competent to waive rights with regard to appeal. Gilmore has now filed appeal to be freed since Utah law provides execution must take place within 60 days after sentencing and that deadline passed while Supreme Court considered case.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Supreme Court refuses to allow James Earl Ray to withdraw guilty plea in murder of Martin Luther King, Junior; Ray says he's innocent.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
00:02:00

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