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American Bar Association / Burger and United States Attorneys' Competence #497438

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger's stated belief re: incompetency of United States trial attys. mentioned. American Bar Association reaction and proposed resolution with regard to statement, made at New Orleans conv., reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(New Orleans, Louisiana) American Bar Association debate with regard to Burger's statement and own proposed resolution that he either prove or retract it detailed. [Kentucky attorney William RUMMAGE - thinks Burger should acknowledge indiscretion.] [DC attorney Lee LOEVINGER - thinks work should be done to increase competence of attys., not start fight with Burger.] [Illinois attorney Barnabas SEARS - thinks resolution monstrous; cites reasons for defense of Burger.] [MAN - takes vote; announces resolution's failure.] Burger's statement to reporter after vote on resolution quoted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Brinkley, David;
Stern, Carl

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