ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1982
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(Studio) Govt. said continuing with prosecutions of those failing to register for draft despite judge's ruling that draft registration is unconstitutional.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Judge Terry Hatter's rule that registration law was invalid noted freeing resister David Wayte. [WAYTE - reacts to ruling.] Registration law recalled signed by Jimmy Carter in 1980; Hatter's ruling outlined, discussed. White House failure to allow federal documents released and questioning of aide Edwin Meese said affecting Hatter's ruling. [Draft Action president Barry LYNN, Attorney General William French SMITH - react differently to ruling.] No. indicted since registration began outlined on screen. [Resister Rusty MARTIN - thinks Meese's testimony and White House documents are crucial to his case.] Admin.'s general reaction noted.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard
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