ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 1983
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(Studio) Controversy over death penalty noted fueled recently by Supreme Court Justice Byron White's stay of execution for James Autry.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Autry's reprieve recalled; films shown. [Governor Toney ANAYA, Governor Mark WHITE, courtesy "This Week", ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Henry SCHWARZSCHILD - oppose capital punishment.] Constitutionality issue and public stance on death penalty discussed. [Courtesy CBS, former Supreme Court Justice Arthur GOLDBERG - feels court's only option is declaring death penalty unconstitutional.] Issue under consideration by Supreme Court in Autry case explained.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien
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