ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1981
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(Studio) Supreme Court reported hearing arguments over constitutionality of Jimmy Carter's agreement with Iran for release of United States hostages.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) Carter's deal with Iran recalled. [CARTER - recs. word from Warren Christopher of agreement.] Court appearance by Christopher today noted; argument presented by government attorney Rex Lee regarding Emergency Econ. Powers Act and response of attorney Stephen Howard, representative private firm, outlined, quoted on screen. Remarks of Justices William Rehnquist, Potter Stewart, Warren Burger discussed; implications of case considered.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter
(DC) 1979 announcement of United States freeze on Iranian assets by then-Treasury Secretary G. William Miller recalled; details outlined on screen concerning Carter-Iran agreement. Current status of lawsuits against Carter agreement cited. [Claimant company spokesperson Robert PERRY - notes lack of guaranteed payment by Iran.] Some companies said negotiating pvtly. with Iran.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard
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