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Supreme Court / Bakke Decision #499479

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1978
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(Studio) Supreme Court's decision in case of Allan Bakke's reverse discrimination lawsuit against University of California Med. School at Davis noted. Division of Court in decision reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of decision given; Bakke's attempts at privacy during case described. Opinions of Justices Burger, Stewart, Rehnquist and Stevens, dissents by Blackmun, Marshall, Brennan and White and deciding opinion by Justice Powell outlined. Court's use of Harvard's admissions system as example of its decision noted. Other details of decision and impact on upcoming cases with regard to affirmative action given.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Unsigned sketches

(Studio) Bakke's plans to go to medical school now reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Background report on Bakke. His present job with Ames Research Center at NASA, as well as his home and family in Los Altos, near San Francisco, mentioned. Details given about Bakke's attempts to get into University of California Med. School at Davis. [Bakke attorney Reynold COLVIN - discusses Bakke's winning fight against establishment.]
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Studio) Impact of ruling examined. Upcoming report on reactions noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Davis, Rick;
Stern Carl
Duration:
00:06:00

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