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Supreme Court / Church, Television and State #329551

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 17, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bruce Morton) Supreme Court reported ruling that states may tax items sold by churches and televangelists; details given of case involving California's taxing of evangelist Jimmy Swaggart's religious items; scenes shown from Swaggart's commercials. [SWAGGART - says religious items should not be taxed.] [Swaggart attorney Michael McCONNELL, Georgetown University Law Center Paul ROTHSTEIN - comment on case.] Justice Sandra Day O'Connor quoted on screen regarding ruling. [California tax official Conway COLLIS - explains state's stance.] [American Jewish Congress Mark STERN - predicts that other states will follow California's lead.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

(Studio: Dan Rather) [During pre-recorded interview, University of Texas Douglas LAYCOCK - predicts impact of Supreme Court ruling.]

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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