CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Supreme Court reported hearing child abuse case involving abuse of Joshua DeShaney by his father, Randy DeShaney. Child's mother noted suing county and Wisconsin state officials for not removing her son from situation when soc. workers were aware of abuse. Chief Justice William Rehnquist's ruling quoted. [State and Local Legal Center spokesperson Benna Ruth SOLOMON - comments on government responsibility in these cases.] Elizabeth Steinberg case in New York City recalled. [National Woman Abuse Prevention Center spokesperson Mary Pat BRYGGER - comments on need to protect children.] Justice Harry Blackmun's dissenting opinion quoted.
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