NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court upholds law, passed by Congress in 1974, that Richard Nixon's papers and tapes aren't his but federal government's.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Documents and tapes have been hsed. since 1974 in federal storage facilities, like one in Sutland, MD. Statement by Justice William Brennan noted; dissenters are Chief Justice Burger and Justice William Rehnquist. Next step is editing of personal and national security matters from tapes; preparation by National Archives for public release noted. National Archivist James Rhoads says delays possible. [RHOADS - acknowledges possible challenges on some material by Nixon attys.] Court doesn't settle actual question of ownership of papers and tapes.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells