ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 24, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules with regard to use of tax money in aid to private and parochial schools; case with regard to Ohio law. About 85% of Ohio's private schools are Catholic.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Diversity of justices opinions, on various phases of question, noted. Result of vote is announced by Justice Harry Blackmun; allowable aid from state using tax money, and aid not allowed, listed. Opinions of Justices Burger and Brennan cited.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien: No artist given
(Columbus, Ohio) parochial school in Columbus, Ohio, got many materials using state money. Ohio ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) took state to court [State ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) director Benson WOLMAN - cites objections to any state aid to parochial schools.] Parents argue some forms of state aid use not religious, and therefore should be allowed. [Parents' attorney David YOUNG - says his clients pay education taxes same as public school parents, and private school children should receive benefits of parents' taxes.] Effects of court decision on private schools noted.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert
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