NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 26, 1977
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(Studio) Rita Clancy applied to medical school at University of California at Davis and was turned down. Clancy claims it was because she is white; goes to court and now fed. judge has ordered her accepted by college.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Davis, California) [CLANCY - will only say she's glad to be here and hopes stay will be permanent.] Details with regard to Clancy's charges in lawsuit noted. In October, Supreme Court will take up case of Allan Bakke, who is charging reverse discrimination by same school several years ago. Judge in Clancy case says she can attend classes. Hearing to be held October 13, day after Bakke case is taken by Supreme Court Clancy's husband, an attorney, says he doesn't think Bakke case will affect wife's. [Patrick CLANCY - notes amendment to California state constitution, made after Bakke case heard in California, prohibiting University of California from barring anyone from school on base of race. Says Bakke didn't allege violation of this and they do.] Late today, fed. appeals court denies appeal by university and Clancy will remain in school until at least October 13.
REPORTER: Don Oliver