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Kopechne Inquest / Delay #7171

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1969
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(Studio) Inquest into Mary Jo Kopechne's death delayed after Senator Edward Kennedy's attys. appealed to Massachusetts Supreme Court Attys. say publicity violated Kennedy's Const. rights.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Boston, Massachusetts) Supreme Court Justice Paul Reardan grants delay. Attorney Edward Hanify says reporters instead of people at inquest would cause undue publicity. Says unconst. not to cross-examine witnesses. Assistant, Massachusetts Attorney General argued the press would properly representative the public and Boyle's ground rules wouldn't violate witnesses' rights. Massachusetts Supreme Court to hear arguments in about 2 weeks Edgartown returns to normal.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank

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