CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 19, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Schakne) Supreme Court's ruling on LA's creation science law and background to creation versus evolution battle examined; details given, scenes shown. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Ron WILSON, American Jewish Congress spokesperson Marc STERN - praise decision.] Majority opinion of Justice William Brennan and minority opinion of Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Antonin Scalia quoted. [Institution for Creation Research spokesperson Dr. Duane GISH - accuses Court of declaring God unconstitutional.] Scopes Monkey Trial recalled; photos shown. [President cand. Pat ROBERTSON - claims decision will accelerate exodus of students from public schools.] 1962 ruling outlawing prayer in public schools recalled. [National Academy of Sciences spokesperson Frank PRESS - praises decision.] School prayer case scheduled for fall docket mentioned. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
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