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Supreme Court / Child Abuse #126910

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

((Washington: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court case involving mother, Jacqueline Bouknight, who has refused to tell where her son is despite child abuse accusations against her, featured; majority opinion of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor explaining that states have a higher interest in protecting the safety of children over the constitutional rights of the parents quoted. Dissenting opinions of Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall outlined on screen. [ACLU's children's rights project director Marcia LOWRY, National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse Anne COHN - comment on court's decision.] (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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