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Supreme Court / Final Week #129321

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 24, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Cases to be heard in the final week of this Supreme Court session reviewed; details given of right-to-die case involving comatose Nancy Cruzan and parents' legal efforts to remove the feeding tube keeping her alive; scenes shown. [Father Joe CRUZAN - comments.] Issue of family's wishes versus state's right to protect life noted. Abortion case concerning whether state may require a juvenile to notify her parents prior to abortion cited. [Plaintiff Dr. Jane HODGSON - says it is a needless law.] Roe versus Wade landmark case legalizing abortion recalled. Affirmative action cases involving broadcasting and minorities and women noted. [Plaintiff Alan SHURBERG - says he was denied benefits because he is white.] Court's use of case of child molester Sandra Craig to decide if child victims may testify via closed circuit television detailed.

O'Brien, Tim;
Sawyer, Forrest

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