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American Farm Bureau vs. Legal Services Corp. / Erlenborn Case #333232

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 14, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Bob Schieffer) Exclusive report on incident in which powerful special interest group, the American Farm Bureau, has forced out former Illinois Congressman John Erlenborn from position on board of the Legal Services Corporation featured; details given of role of Legal Services Corporation in supervising federal grants to poor people, such as migrant workers, and of bureau's lobbying efforts against it. [Farm Worker Justice Fund Mike HANCOCK - says bureau seeks to restrict farm workers' access to courts.] Letters and memos from Farm Bureau to Erlenborn's law firm detailed. [Senator Warren RUDMAN - calls it blackmail.] Erlenborn's decision to send letter of resignation to President Bush noted.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:02:30

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