1973 October 17

Five days after the Appeals Court decision in The Special Prosecutor’s suit, the District Court dismisses the Committee’s action, citing lack of Court jurisdiction while declining to offer comment on the substantive issues of justiciability or merits of the case. The Committee later files an appeal of the District Court dismissal of its action.

With the Committee’s pursuit of the tapes effectively thwarted, the Special Prosecutor continues pursuit of enforcement of the order of the District Court order seeking the tapes.