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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Tim O'Brien) Landmark Supreme Court ruling in an affirmative action case featured; details given the case in which highway guardrail construction was granted to an Hispanic-owned company over a lower bidder. [Adarand Constructors, Incorporated, Randy PECH - comments on the case.] [Representative Kweisi MFUME - questions the ruling.] Opinions of Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Antonin Scalia quoted. [Adarand Constructors attorney William PENDLEY, Gonzales Construction Company president Frankie GONZALES - comment on the implications of the ruling.] The court's skepticism about racial preferences reiterated. (Artist: Carole Kabrin)
(New York: John Donvan) The overall impact of federal affirmative action programs on minorities before and after today's Supreme Court decision examined. [Dynamic Concepts, Incorporated, Pedro ALFONSO - comments.] The rule of "strict scrutiny," which has already been used on the state level in affirmative action cases, explained; examples cited. [Painting contractor William BULLOCK - says strict scrutiny hurt his business.]
- Donvan, John;
- Jennings, Peter;
- O'Brien, Tim
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