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Campaign `72 / Demo. Delegate Challenges #223490

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 19, 1972
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(Studio) Court decision on quotas for elected delegations reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Federal District Court Judge's rulings strike at heart of McGovern Cmsn. guidelines for Democratic party reform. Guidelines sought to assure minority rep. in delegations to conv., include more: women, youth, blacks, other minorities. These requirements ruled unconstitutional, a victory for Chicago, Illinois Alderman Thomas Keane, friend of Mayor Richard Daley. Daley org. delegates challenged because it did not representative minority composition of state. [Challenger's attorney Jerome TORSHEN - expresses victory, explains court decisions.] [Democratic National Committee Counsel, Joseph CALIFANO - says decision is major blow to thrust of McGovern rules, tragedy if not reversed on appeal.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton

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