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American Bar Association Convention / Cameras In Court #57971

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) Attorney General Grifiin Bell's comments on prisoner release programs, in Atlanta where he's attending American Bar Association meeting, quoted. American Bar Association attys.' contd. opposition to cameras in ctroom. noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Atlanta, Georgia) American Bar Association banning of cameras and recording equipment in court after media event made of trial of Bruno Hauptmann on chgs. of kidnapping child of Charles Lindbergh reported Film shown. Cts. in some states said ignoring ban; reasons given. Film shown. American Bar Association delegates' debate on issue at Atlanta meeting noted. [MAN - comments.] American Bar Association vote against lifting ban despite Association leaders' support for move stated. Possible effects of ABA vote, include reinforcing Chief Justice Warren Burger's position against cameras in federal courts, detailed.

O'Brien, Tim;
Robinson, Max

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