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Supreme Court / Nixon Tapes / Snail Darter #53482

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 18, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling against public release of Nixon White House tapes, used in Watergate cover-up trial, reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Details given with regard to Court's decision, read by Justice Powell; Justice Stevens' dissent noted. Decision based on President Recordings Act; GSA stated to now have custody of tapes, though Judge John Sirica now has possession of them. [Nixon Historical Materials Project director Dick JACOBS - cites probable fate of tapes.]
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) Attorney General Griffin Bell's arguments against halting dam project in Tennessee, which envts. say endangers existence of fish, called snail darter, before Supreme Court outlined. Film shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

O'Brien, Tim;
Reasoner, Harry

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