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Supreme Court Action / Affirmative Action / Death Penalty / FCC Authority #258983

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 03, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court refusal to hear cases related to Bakke reverse discrimination decision noted. American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) affirmative action program, considered model, left in effect by refusal reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Details of American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) plan and union lawsuit over it given. American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) film shown. Reaction to lawsuit at NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) convention in Portland, OR, reported [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) dir. Benjamin HOOKS - notes effect Bakke decision had on affirmative action opponents. Says affirmative action isn't dead and that Bakke decision and American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) case prove this.] Court return to lower court of case involving California lawsuit over federal public works project that set aside funds for minority bus. participation reported Order that lower court review decision with regard to chgs. that University of North Carolina has incorporated unconstitutional racial quotas into student government, in light of Bakke decision, noted. Expectations that affirmative action and reverse discrimination issues will return to confront Court stated.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Supreme Court striking down of Ohio's death penalty law detailed. Legal expert's statement that decision will affect not only Ohio death row inmates, but those in Arizona and Pennsylvania as well, reported Court's ruling on case stemming from New York radio station's broadcast of recording by comedian George Carlin, concerning certain offensive words used on air, described; FCC is forbidden to use prior censorship in Court order.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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