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Supreme Court / Rehnquist / Domestic Violence #783999

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 2005
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s return to the Supreme Court for the first time since his cancer diagnosis noted.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court case focusing on police responsibility for protecting potential victims of domestic violence reviewed; details given about Jessica Gonzales††’ lawsuit against Castle Rock, Colorado, police after the murder of her daughters by her estranged husband, Simon, who disregarded a restraining order; police radio communication played; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown. [Jessica GONZALES - criticizes the police.] [Victims rights advocate Mary Lou LEARY†- says we’re asking police to do reasonable enforcement of the law.] [Castle Rock police Chief Tony LANE††- worries about a ruling against police.] Rehnquist’s physical state during the session described.

Brown, Campbell;
Williams, Pete

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