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Michigan judge allows Kevorkian ABC interview

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered the state Department of Corrections to allow ABC News an on-camera interview with jailed assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Corrections Director Bill Martin had refused the network's request to interview Kevorkian and two other inmates since April 1999. ABC sued, alleging the department arbitrarily and unconstitutionally applied a new policy barring cameras and recording devices in the state's 39 prisons.

Genesee County Circuit Judge Robert Ransom on Thursday ordered Martin to allow the ABC newsmagazine "20/20" to bring its cameras into the state prison and tape the interview.