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Supreme Court / Judicial Immunity #53193

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court decision with regard to judicial immunity, in case involving couple in Kendalville, IN, reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of Linda Sparkman's sterilization under court order obtained by mother without daughter's knowledge given. [Mrs. SPARKMAN - thought she'd been put in hospital at age 15 for appendectomy. Found out it was sterilization after she married Leo Sparkman. Notes mother told her she's retarded; denies this.] Sparkmans' lawsuit against Judge Harold Stump outlined; Supreme Court decision in judge's favor reported Opinion written by Justice White and dissents by Justices Stewart, Marshall and Powell quoted.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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