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Supreme Court / Tobacco Company Liability / Commencement Prayers #345014

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Edie Magnus) Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for tobacco companies to be sued for damages under state personal injury laws featured. [Joanne COPLER - says she wants to expose tobacco companies.] Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, both smokers, reported siding with the tobacco companies. [Attorney Marc EDELL - comments on the ruling.] [Philip Morris Charles WALL - says companies haven't engaged in intentional misrepresentations.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Rita Braver) Supreme Court ruling striking down prayer during public school commencement ceremonies featured; details given of Deborah Weisman's case. [WEISMAN - talks about protecting her rights.] [School board member Mary SMITH - comments on benediction.] Supreme Court arguments of Scalia and Justice Anthony Kennedy noted. [Weisman attorney Sandra BLANDING, Family Research Council Gary BAUER - comment on the ruling.] (Artist: Don Juhlin)

Braver, Rita;
Magnus, Edie;
Rather, Dan

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