Search the Archive

Supreme Court / New Term / Major Cases #131015

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 30, 1990
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.

Reporter(s):
O'Brien, Tim;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.