NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules private clubs can refuse to serve Negroes without losing liquor license. Majority leader Pennsylvania House of Representatives Leroy Irvis was refused service in Moose Lodge because he's black. Me says Pennsylvania should revoke club's liquor license because it violates Constitution.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Civil rights advocates lose right to use state liquor licenses as leverage to force integration of private clubs. Court says fraternal orgs. cannot be forced to serve black people because of state permit. Supreme Court rules merchandise cannot be repossessed without prior notice to buyer and hearing. Court rules poor defendants are entitled to attorney in even most minor criminal cases where jail sentence involved.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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