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Supreme Court / Pornography and Zoning / State Wages #488839

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 24, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules 5-4 that Detroit, Michigan, has right to enforce zoning laws against adult theaters. Also involves soft-core pornography.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Justice John Paul Stevens reads court's decision. Justice Potter Stewart leads dissenters. 4 years ago, Detroit passed zoning laws re: adult theaters and where they can be built. [Detroit assistant council Maureen REILLY - insists that these business be spread apart to avoid skid-row atmosphere.] Zoning laws could be used to ban award-winning movies.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Court rules 5-4 that protection of federal minimum wage and overtime rules shouldn't apply to state and local workers. Says Congress exceeded its authority in trying to displace power of local govts.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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