ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 29, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Supreme Court: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court ruling on race and election districts and its implications for black Americans featured. [Black Representative Cynthia McKINNEY, plaintiff Davida JOHNSON - react to the decision.] Majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the dissenting opinion from Justice John Paul Stevens quoted. Racial redistricting according to the 1965 Voting Rights Act recalled. [Plaintiffs' attorney Lee PARKS - criticizes the Justice Department.]
(Washington: Jim Wooten) The reaction of the Congressional Black Caucus and others to the ruling featured. [Representatives Eddie Bernice JOHNSON, Nydia VELAZQUEZ, Gary FRANKS, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Elaine JONES - comment.] How redistricting had resulted in the election of blacks to Congress noted.