NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 05, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Supreme Court ruling on exclusionary rule and implications for both police and suspects examined; decision said stemming from drug conviction of Antonio Leon and murder conviction of Osborne Sheppard. [Detective Peter O'MALLEY - feels Sheppard was afforded every legal right possible.] Basis of court overturning Sheppard's conviction recalled. Opinion written by Justice Byron White quoted. [Associate attorney general Lowell JENSEN - praises ruling.] [American Bar Association spokesperson William GREENHALGH - fears police will be more careless and negligent now.] [Georgetown law center spokesperson Silas WASSERSTROM - thinks magistrates decisions won't be reviewed.] [Michigan law school spokesperson Yale KAMISAR - agrees with ruling's critics.] Current status of state exclusionary rule mentioned.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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