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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 03, 1977
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(Studio) Women's groups try to force Madison, WI, judge Archie Simonson off bench, due to remarks he made with regard to teenage rape case and refusal to punish boy involved.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Madison, WI) Judge's remarks at time of trial and action taken against boy, who pleaded no contest, noted. On Thursday, Simonson makes statement with regard to controversy. [SIMONSON - says many who weren't at hearing have tried to interpret events and remarks at hearing.] Madison's 2 newspapers support efforts to get Simonson off bench. NOW groups circulate recall petitions and many are signing. [WOMAN - feels she should be able to dress as she wants.] [MAN - says judge's conduct is irresponsible and inexcusable.] 2 people are already running for judge's seat; one is attorney, who's confident recall will succeed. [Moria KRUEGER - says judge has let community down and remarks are cause for concern.] Cnty. board of supervisors, city council and mayor have joined effort to get Simonson off bench, but he says he won't quit.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Johnson, Al
Duration:
00:02:10

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