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Supreme Court / Vets Preference / Children's Rights #255008

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court agreement to hear Massachusetts case challenging job preferences for vets as discriminatory towards women noted. Court's hearing of arguments in cases involving constitutional rights of juveniles against rights of parents stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Issue reported to be question of whether children can be committed to mental insts solely on authority of parents or if they have right to own attorney, who might oppose action. Findings of lower courts in Georgia and Pennsylvania noted. [Children's rights attorney David FERLEGER - comments on issue.] [Psychologist Dr. John GATES - comments on effect it might have on child to go through court experience against parents.] Case of Maria L., confined by parents in Haverford (Pennsylvania) State Mental Hospital, detailed. [Maria L. - describes own behavior and conditions at hospital.] Supreme Court hearing described; Chief Justice Warren Burger's question given.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Arthur Lien

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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