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Supreme Court / Busing / Patronage / Chicago #44126

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules that lower federal courts don't have right to order school systems to redraw their zones each year to make up for racial population shifts. Court says public workers under patronage system can't be fired because they're not members of political party in office.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Estimated 20,000 owe their jobs to political system in power. 5 years ago, Republican supervisor in sheriff's office, John Burns, filed suit against practice of firing workers. Sheriff Richard Elrod told him that the 5th floor (Mayor Richard J. Daley) was pressuring him. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Michael SHAKMAN - says city workers now have same rights as any citizens.]
REPORTER: Jay Levine

Levine, Jay;
Reasoner, Harry

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