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Longet Case / Gag Rule / Colorado #488619

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 10, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court refuses to interfere with Colorado court gag order barring reporters from preliminary hearing for entertainer, Claudine Longet. Longet charged with regard to death of pro skier, Vladimir "Spider" Sabich.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Aspen, Colorado) Judge to hear evidence against Longet and decide if there's basis for trial. Judge George E. Lohr closes hearing. Security tight. 13 Colorado newspapers and television and radio stations ask Colorado courts to force Lohr to let them cover hearings. Cts. agree with judge. Supreme Court says lower federal court should decide. District judge in Denver will hear case. ["Aspen Times" Bill DUNAWAY - says rights of individuals are important too.] [Susan MICHAEL - says people should be free to receive information from press.]
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

Jackson, Mike;
Kalber, Floyd

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