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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action / Richmond, Virginia, Case #118596

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 23, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Supreme Court decision in affirmative action case concerned with racial quotas noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Affirmative action case involving program of "set- aside" contracts for minority-owned construction businesses in Richmond, Virginia, reported; details given of Supreme Court decision finding plan unconstitutional; justices Sandra Day O'Connor's major opinion and Thurgood Marshall's minority opinion quoted. [Richmond city cnclman. Henry MARSH - says Supreme Court has dealt major blow to affirmative action.] Applicability of decision to affirmative action plans across nation explained. [National Minority Bus. Council John ROBINSON - comments on decision.] O'Connor's position on minority issues noted.

O'Brien, Tim;
Jennings, Peter

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