Search the Archive

Supreme Court / Congressional Redistricting #160680

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 29, 1995
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: 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.

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim;
Wooten, Jim

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.