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Supreme Court / Civil Rights #122560

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(DC: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court reaffirmation of earlier decision in civil rights case featured; details given of 1976 case in which court ruled Fairfax, Virginia, private school could not deny admission to blacks and that decision's later impact on civil rights cases. [Ex-EEOC chairperson Eleanor Holmes NORTON - says it is important to reaffirm statute.] Justice Anthony Kennedy quoted. Refusal of court, however, to extend scope of law to include racial harassment noted; details given of suit brought by Brenda Patterson in area of employment discrimination. [Patterson's attorney Julius CHAMBERS - comments on discrimination statutes.] Justice William Brennan's dissent quoted. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny.)

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Brien, Tim

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