ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court's review of law on racial equality reported; details given of court's ordering of Virginia private school to admit blacks in 1976 on grounds of no racial discrimination in school contract. Current case of racial discrimination claimed by Brenda Patterson, who worked as teller in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Opinions of credit union attorney Roger Kaplan and justice Antonin Scalia detailed. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson John POWELL - says Supreme Court is showing insensitivity in reopening civil rights case.] [KAPLAN - responds.] Impt. of school desegregation decision to other key precedents with regard to civil rights noted.
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