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Supreme Court / Bakke Case #46117

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1977
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(Studio) Allan Bakke reverse discrimination suit is argued before Supreme Court

(DC) Many wait court hearing of Bakke case. Background, which began with Bakke's rejection at University of California Med. School at Davis, noted.

(DC) Remarks of Chief Justice Warren Burger, defense attorney Archibald Cox, Solicitor General Wade McCree and Bakke attorney Reynold Colvin noted. [COLVIN - says plaintiff's case has never claimed this is a landmark decision; thinks Supreme Court can affirm California decision that Bakke's rights were violated and can do so without making big changes in progress that's been made.] Cox says if Bakke wins, it could destroy affirmative action programs. Court's decision, expected in few mos., could affect attitude in nation toward promoting minorities in all aspects of life.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel Artist: Fred Reiter

Jarriel, Tom;
O'Brien, Tim;
Reasoner, Harry

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