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Supreme Court / Attorneys Ads / Desegregation #252836

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules attys. may advertise and also hands down decisions with regard to desegregation cases in Dayton, Ohio, and Detroit.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) In Dayton case, court rules city-wide busing plans illegal unless city-wide discrimination proved. In Detroit case, justices say federal courts can order school dists. to pay for better services like remedial reading. Court also declares unconstitutional long-time ban in legal profession of attys. advertising services and fees. Case began with ads of 2 attys. in Phoenix, Arizona; attys. say sole purpose was to bring price competition to law profession. [John BATES - hopes ads will bring healthy competition among attys. and lower costs to clients.] Details re: court's 5-4 decision, written by Justice Blackmun, noted. In another decision, court refuses to hear appeals of John Mitchell and H.R. Haldeman in Watergate cover-up.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Aggie Whelan

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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