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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action #1032818

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012
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(Los Angeles: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Wyatt Andrews) The Supreme Court case challenging the affirmative action ruling that race may be used as a factor in granting college admission examined; details given about admissions policies at the University of Texas; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor’s 2003 opinion quoted; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown with remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonia Sotomayor quoted. [Plaintiff Abigail FISHER††- says she hopes the court rules that race and ethnicity should not be used.] [University lawyer Greg GARRE††, Fisher’s lawyer Bert REIN††- state their clients’ positions.]

(Los Angeles: Scott Pelley) Statistics on the enrollment at the University of Texas at Austin by race cited.

(Dallas: Anna Werner) Views of the admissions policies at the University of Texas featured; details given about Heman Sweatt††, whose great-uncle went to court to become the first African American in the university’s law school in 1950. [SWEATT – says hopefully there will be a point when there is no need for affirmative action.] [University president Bill POWERS††- notes if race was left out we would not have the necessary diversity.] [Students Cheyenne MATTHEWS-HOFFMAN††, Angus McLEOD††, Katelyn WILLIAMS‡- express views.]

Pelley, Scott;
Andrews, Wyatt;
Werner, Anna

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