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Spock Case / Acquittal #6133

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1969
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(Studio) Federal Appeals Court in Boston overturns convictions of Dr. Benjamin Spock and 3 others for conspiring to aid youths to beat draft. Acquits Spock and Michael Ferber. Orders new trials for Yale chaplain, William Sloane Coffin and Mitchell Goodman. Spock asks all Americans write Nixon and request war's end.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(New Haven, Connecticut) [COFFIN - says not surprised at decision. Good news for protecting free speech. Goodman and he had more to do with draft card turn-in than Spock or Ferber.]

(Studio) Goodman's attys. don't expect new trial. Most old evidence ruled inadmissable.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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