ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court decision on "reverse discrimination" in case of Birmingham, Alabama, firefighters reported; details given of impact of case on other affirmative action plans. [Conservative legal scholar Bruce FEIN - says this is watershed in evolution of civil rights law.] Impact of Ronald Reagan's replacement of justice Lewis Powell by conservative Anthony Kennedy on nature of court's decisions explained. [Ex-EEOC chairperson Eleanor Holmes NORTON - predicts response of civil rights advocates to Supreme Court] (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny).
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