CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 25, 1981
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(Studio) Legal Services Corporation noted among victims of Reagan's budget cuts.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Holly Springs, Mississippi) [WOMAN - describes her situation.] Legal Services' work load last year and administration's effort to eliminate agency examined. Courtesy ABC's "Issues and Answers", [OMB director David STOCKMAN - doesn't think there's a basic right to any service.] Legal Services' limitations with regard to types of cases they representative and criticism of their role in class action suits discussed; case of Shirley Zalakoffer outlined as example Opposition to Legal Services by Senator Orrin Hatch noted. [HATCH - complains that agency is active for soc. change.] [WI Legal Action spokesperson Patricia McMAHON - explains position with regard to class action cases.] Attorney Henry Boyd's efforts in Holly Springs, Mississippi, with Elijah Snow, Annie Ambrose and Jerry Hunsucker examined. [HUNSUCKER - praises Boyd's help.] [BOYD - lists types of case agency addresses.] [American Bar Association president William Reece SMITH, Junior - calls for continuation of Legal Service Corp.] [HATCH - wants states to control programs.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter