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Supreme Court: Utilities / MacDonald / Free Press #53759

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1978
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(Studio) 3 Supreme Court decisions rendered today reported.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Details given concerning lawsuit brought against Memphis Department of Light, Gas and Water by Willie and Mary Craft after having their utilities cut off. [Willie CRAFT - didn't owe bill and came home to find lights and water cut off.] [Mary CRAFT - couldn't get understanding from power company with regard to incorrect bills.] Supreme Court decision in case, read by Justice Lewis Powell, stated. Also reported is decision, written by Justice Harry Blackmun, with regard to former Army Captain Jeffrey MacDonald's claim that rights to speedy trial have been violated in murder chgs. against him. In decision with regard to free press rights, Court's ruling on Virginia law allegedly violated by "Norfolk Pilot" newspaper reported Chief Justice Burger's decision stated. ["Pilot" publisher Perry MORGAN - says case involves people being convicted criminals for rpting. truth.]
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter

O'Brien, Tim;
Jarriel, Tom

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