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Supreme Court / Alimony / Reporters' Phone Calls #262936

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling of state laws providing alimony for ex-wives and not exhusbands as unconstitutional reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Present status of state alimony laws detailed; film and graphics shown. Rationale for challenge of alimony-for-wives-only given. Supreme Court decision outlined. Justice William Brennan's majority opinion quoted. Possible effects of decision on other domestic relationship laws examined; child custody and support, financial settlements mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Arthur Lien

(Studio) Supreme Court also reported as letting lower court ruling stand re: forewarning of news reporters by government agency of telephone records investigations. First Amendment mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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