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Supreme Court / New Term / Major Cases #131015

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 30, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Opening of new term of Supreme Court previewed; scenes shown from Longfellow Elementary School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a neighborhood school that now has all black students. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) city president Roosevelt MILTON - says neighborhood concept takes us back to segregation.] Louisiana death penalty case involving Michael Perry, who has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, reviewed; details given of issue of whether state can make Perry take an anti- psychotic drug that will make him well enough to die in the electric chair. Major sex discrimination case about barring pregnant women from jobs that may be harmful noted. [UAW health and safety monitor Joanne LEARD - comments.] Abortion case about whether federally funded family planning clinics can be prohibited from offering advice about abortion noted. Nominee David Souter noted likely to miss some of these cases.

O'Brien, Tim;
Simpson, Carole

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