NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1983
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(Studio) Federal judge's ruling on Reagan administration's efforts to obtain hospital records of severely handicapped New York infant denied surgery by parents reported; background to case recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Uniondale, New York) [Parents' ATTORNEY - is pleased with ruling; notes emotional ordeal for parents.] Judge Leonard Wexler's ruling against Justice Department request outlined; his challenge to government attorney Chas. Cooper discussed. [Hospital attorney Richard RIFKIN - welcomes judge's decision on hospital's actions.] [COOPER - considers possible appeal.] Implications of ruling for administration of Republican judge's ruling considered.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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