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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 29, 1972
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(Studio) Griffin Amendment (to higher education bill) prohibiting Federal courts from ordering busing for integration passed last week with 43-40 vote; defeated today, 50-47. Senator passes Mansfield-Scott amendment which restricts busing.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Capitol) [Senator Robert GRIFFIN - says action shows Senator opposes busing and serves warning to Supreme Court] 3 of 5 Democrat President candidates absent from first vote returned for this one: Muskie, McGovern, and Humphrey. [Senator George MCGOVERN - says civil rights movement would have been set back 15-20 years by Griffin amendment.] House Judiciary Committee considers Constitutional amendment. House must act on Senator decision made today.
REPORTER: Robert McCormick

McCormick, Robert;
Utley, Garrick

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