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Supreme Court / Nixon Tapes and Papers #493223

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 20, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court hears case with regard to custody of White House papers and tapes of Richard Nixon, which Congress said he couldn't have on leaving office.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Tapes and papers are in Executive Office Building and in Maryland warehouse Arguments in case with regard to congress right to confiscate documents and invasion of privacy issue noted. Comments of Nixon attorney Herbert J. Miller, solicitor general Wade McCree, Justices William Rehnquist, Byron White and John Paul Stevens and Chief Justice Warren Burger, who noted president papers back to Ceo. Washington had been kept by president, cited. Decision expected in June; Nixon attys. appear confident. They'll reappear at court next fall in attempt to stop release of Watergate coverup tapes.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

Brinkley, David;
Stern, Carl

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