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Taiwan Defense Treaty #501544

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 1979
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(Studio) Reaction cited to judge's ruling yesterday that President Carter acted unconstitutionally when he ordered termination of mutual defense treaty with Taiwan; ruling said in response to suit filed by Senator Barry Goldwater and other conservatives.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Normalization of relations with China (PR) 7 mos. ago recalled; embarrassment to administration of suit noted. Judge Oliver Gasch's ruling quoted; pts quoted on screen. [Senator Barry GOLDWATER - says this is 1st time in United States history that president has abrogated defense treaty.] [Secretary of State Cyrus VANCE - comments on ruling.] Case said being appealed, with losing party probably appealing to Supreme Court
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Difficulty in getting approval from Congress to break treaty stated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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