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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 11, 1977
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(Studio) In case involving zoning in Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, 11, Supreme Court rules zoning laws excluding cheap housing aren't enough to prove racial discrimination.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Background of case noted. Nonprofit development company requested permission to build apt. complex in area zoned for single family dwellings. [Village attorney Jack SIEGEL - cites economy impact on area if apt. complex built.] Case brought by development company noted; Supreme Court refers case back to appeals court with regard to possible violations of 1968 Fair Housing Act. [Housing developer Salvatore FERRERA - says issue is use of zoning ordinance by village trustees.] Attys. say issue may be in courts for several years
REPORTER: Renee Poussaint

Cronkite, Walter;
Poussaint, Renee

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