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Supreme Court / Desegregation / Sex Discrimination / Miranda Decision #490599

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 25, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court sends busing plan for Indianapolis, IN, schools back to lower court after plan overturned in split vote with Justice William Brennan, Thurgood Marshall and John Paul Stevens dissenting. Both Justice Department and state of IN had said plan not necessary for desegregation.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Indianapolis, IN) Background of case involving inner-city schools and suburban ones noted. [School superintendent Karl KALP - says appeal of plan based on method of desegregation, not on inclusion of suburban schools in remedy.] Kalp says schools will continue under same operation until lower court forms new plan.
REPORTER: Al Johnson

(Studio) Supreme Court hasn't overturned any previous busing decisions, but recent ones indicate court responding to widespread opposition to busing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) 1965 proposal to desegregate by merging city and suburban school systems noted. Now such system is operating only in Louisville, Kentucky. Recent decisions mean proof of intent to segregate must be shown. Indianapolis case and 1 in Wilmington, DE, to be examined again in lower cts.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Court also agrees to hear case with regard to alleged sex discrimination against employer refusing sick leave to pregnant woman. Court also says if crime suspect goes to police station to discuss crime of own free will, he need not be informed of rights; is amendment of Miranda decision of Warren court in 1966. ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) criticizes new decision.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Johnson, Al;
Stern, Carl

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