NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 18, 1982
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(Studio) Houston, Texas, Judge Bruce Whetman's method of forming jury described.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Eureka, NV) Issue of judges' competency if they weren't lawyers prior to assuming bench considered; Judge Al Hammond cited as example [HAMMOND - recalls 1st case.] [American Bar Association spokesperson Judge Arthur SIMPSON - can't imagine quality performance from non-lawyer.] Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson noted lacking law degree. [Judge Pat LAMSON - convicts defense] Lamson noted not a lawyer. [LAMSON - defs. position.] National Judicial College in Reno, NV, described. [College dean Ernst John WATTS - notes democracy of situation.] [HAMMOND - notes his record.]
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee