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Powell Appeal / Background #552

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 18, 1968
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(Studio) Supreme Court to hear appeal of Adam Clayton Powell who says his exclusion from House is unconst. House committee found him guilty of gross misconduct as Congress Powell reelected 2 weeks ago. He holds news conference at Harlem Church he presides over. Says he anxiously awaits decision to restore his seniority. Recd. congratulatory messages from Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, Representative Hale Boggs and others.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) He was chairperson of House Education and Labor Committee He returns as junior member of Congress [Representative Sam GIBBONS - says Powell should purge self of charge.] [Representative Morris UDALL - cites all types the House has seated. Ought to seat him and let district correct it.] Justice Department says Powell charges under study. Some Congress members say they'll defy court order to seat Powell.

Clark, Bob;
Reynolds, Frank

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