NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules that school systems do not have to keep changing integration patterns in order to keep up with changing neighborhoods. Once integrated, a school's racial balance does not have to be kept up. Court rules that patronage workers can't be fired just because different party wins election.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Court says worker can't be fired for his political beliefs. Justices William Brennan, Byron White and Thurgood Marshall speak for court Justices Potter Stewart and Harry Blackmun opened door to continued patronage for upper echelon jobs. 3 other judges said court should stay out of area.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells
(Cook Cnty., Illinois) 4 Republican workers at Cook Cnty. jail fired when Democrat sheriff took over in 1970. Patronage system goes back to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. [Ex-sheriff Joseph WOODS - says workers can be transferred to department that they won't like.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern
(DC) Court decision doesn't cover federal workers or knock out patronage hiring, only firing.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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