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Supreme Court Actions #252356

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 31, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court issues rulings and orders on variety of cases, include zoning laws with regard to number of persons in single-family home.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Zoning case comes from laws in East Cleveland, Ohio; details of law noted. [City law director Henry FISHER - cites reasons for law.] Law, which bans others than immediate family in 1 dwelling, creates problems for Mrs. Inez Moore who took in 2 sons and 2 grandsons; since 2 boys are cousins, she was ordered to send one somewhere else. [MOORE - notes it's legal to have foster child, but not own 2 grandsons in home.] Supreme Court rules law unconstitutional; Justice Lewis Powell's comments noted. In another decision, court rules in case involving discrimination and seniority jobs for truckers; details noted. Court also refuses delay of prison sentences of John Mitchell and H.R. Haldeman while they ask for review; case now goes back to Judge John Sirica's court
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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