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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court rulings reported; 2 involve liability for nuclear accidents and additions to NYC's Grand Central Station.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Court ruling in favor of cities in test case involving Penn Central RR's lawsuit against New York City for naming Grand Central Station as historical landmark, thus preventing railroad company from building office space above station, detailed; film shown. Unanimous decision of Court that law passed by Congress setting limit for liability in event of nuclear accident is constitutional, in case brought by opponents of plants near Charlotte, North Carolina, reported Chief Justice Burger's opinion quoted. Other rulings by Court incl. that against news orgs. trying to inspect conditions of prisons, in case coming from such attempt to inspect Alameda (California) Cnty. jail. Upcoming rulings expected to include decision in reverse discrimination Bakke case.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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