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Supreme Court / Attorneys' Ads / Detroit Schools / Watergate Appeals #494250

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules attys. may advertise routine services and fees.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) (Attorney's television ad shown.) television ad was run by group of attys. in California; 1 who did ad says ban on ads hurt public. [Stuart BARON - says people haven't been given tools to make evaluations. Is important for public to know what they're paying for services.] Case arose from Arizona newspaper ad. Only few states, include Michigan and ME, permitted it. Decision is written by Justice Blackmun, dissent by Justice Powell. Court doesn't approve all kinds of attorney ads.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Court also rules federal judge can order Detroit school system to improve educational programs as part of desegregation plan; also says judge can order state to aid Detroit. Court turns down final appeal of John Mitchell and H.R. Haldeman.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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