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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action / Richmond, Virginia, Case #323806

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 23, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Supreme Court reported ruling that local affirmative action laws, such as one in Richmond, Virginia, requiring minority-owned business to obtain quota of public contracts, are unconstitutional; details given, scenes shown. [Richmond city council spokesperson Henry MARSH - says blacks got little business prior to law.] Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's decision quoted on screen. [Assoc. Specialty Contractors John McGUINN - praises ruling.] Dissenting opinion of justice Thurgood Marshall quoted on screen; justice Anthony Kennedy mentioned. [Jesse JACKSON - comments on ruling.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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