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Private Clubs and Segregation #223373

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules on private clubs which exclude blacks.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania) Marrisburg Moose Lodge 107 limits mbrship to white males. K. Leroy Irvis, Democratic leader, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, in 1968 was brought to dining room by white member and was refused service. (Supreme Court) Irvis won suit in district court, charging Pennsylvania supports discrimination by giving lodge liquor license requiring it to adhere to state constitution. Supreme Court overturns ruling in decision written by William Rehnquist. Court says liquor regulation does not involve state in club's discriminatory guest practices. Justices-Brennan, Douglas, and Marshall dissent vehemently.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr WMP-TV

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) [IRVIS - disappointed with ruling by Nixon appointees.]
REPORTER: Bruce Cummings

(Supreme Court) Civil rights advocates call decision a setback in fight against discrimination. Moose Lodge Attorney Thomas Caldwell calls ruling victory for privacy.

Cronkite, Walter;
Cummings, Bruce

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