ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 1977
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(Studio) When Richard Nixon left office, he was prevented, by act of Congress from taking president papers and tapes with him. Case comes to Supreme Court and it rules against Nixon.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Court upholds 1974 law giving custody of tapes and papers to GSA. In majority opinion, Justice John Paul Stevens says Nixon put self in different class from other presidents, with resignation; in dissent, Chief Justice Warren Burger notes decision could uphold or erode Constitution. Justice Rehnquist also dissents. National archivist James Rhoads now has plan before Congress for public exam. of papers and tapes, but will be slow process. [RHOADS - notes 3-yr. target date and some possibly ready in 1 year] Tapes used in Watergate prosecutions are sought for public release by broadcasters; is separate case, probably to be decided next year
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel Artist: Freda Reiter
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