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Supreme Court / Disabled Persons / Vigil, Case #189200

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Last night's vigil outside the Supreme Court by disabled persons supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act shown.

(Supreme Court: Jackie Judd) The discrimination case before the Supreme Court brought by a nurse at the University of Alabama hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, examined. [Breast cancer victim Patricia GARRETT - says she was demoted because she was viewed as disabled.] [Alabama attorney general Bill PRYOR - says Congress does not have the power to allow lawsuits against state governments.] [Senator Tom HARKIN - cites the need for federal laws for the disabled.] [At the vigil, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Jesse JACKSON - defends equal protection.] The skeptical view of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who could emerge as the swing vote, noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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