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West Point / Cheating Scandal / Cadets Appeal #489555

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 16, 1976
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(Studio) In DC, 27 cadets dismissed from West Point for cheating take case to military appeals court
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Cadets' lawyers argue West Point can't use honor code to dismiss cadets without court-martial. Pentagon disputed point, then said since there had been no court-martial, appeals court couldn't review case. 3 judges said they'd rule later. It's 4th major cheating scandal at West Point in recent years and cadets say honor system not working. [Cadet Ray BETLER - says system has become so sick it has to change at this point.]
REPORTER: James Polk Artist: Betty Wells

Brinkley, David;
Polk, James

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