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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court sets limit on how far community must go in keeping its schools desegregated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pasadena, California) Pasadena integrated all its HSs in 1970 after court ordered busing. By 1974, 5 of schools were predominately black and others changing in that regard. Federal trial court ordered school system to adjust its busing pattern each year Supreme Court overturns ruling 6-2. Justice John Paul Stevens didn't take part. Justice William Rehnquist says judge performed his duty with his 1st order to remedy past discrimination. [Pasadena superintendent schools Ramon CORTINEZ - says decision will bring stability to neighborhoods.] [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Fred OKRAND - says decision detrimental to black students.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(DC) Court to let lower court rule whether Pasadena should continue.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Court votes 5-3 that patronage job holders not dealing with policy making can't be fired because political regimes change.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Pol. patronage is old system in Chicago. In 1970, Democrat Richard Elrod won sheriffs's job and began firing Republican workers. Sheriff's department pressured to work for Democrats or lose jobs. Cnty. workers sued. Feb. 1975 film shows man requesting help for Mayor Richard J. Daley. Court's decision affects Daley's control over city workers.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:04:00

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