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Bakke Decision / Reactions #499483

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1978
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(Studio) Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Bakke case by University of California at Davis reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Reactions of minority student group and of administration at UC/Davis reported [U. of California president David SAXON - states university reaction and policy.] Expected impact of decision on rest of University of California system described.
REPORTER: Bill Sternoff

(Studio) Required affirmative action program at all schools recing. fed. funds noted. Lack of quota systems like that at UC/Davis in many schools' admissions programs mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) Report on admissions program at Georgia Tech and degree of effect Bakke decision will have on it. [Georgia Tech Vice President Dr. Vernon CRAWFORD - describes method of affirmative action without giving preferential treatment.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

(Studio) Justice Thurgood Marshall's dissent from majority Supreme Court opinion on Bakke case detailed; parts quoted. Is noted that Marshall is 1st and only black on Court
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(NYC) San Francisco protests by group calling self Overturn Bakke Committee detailed. [Committee spokesperson Tim MARSHALL - says movement will become national] Reactions of other black leaders reported [S. Christian Ldrship. Conf. leader Dr. Joseph LOWERY - states reasons for believing Court has affirmed affirmative action.] Black leaders' news conference at NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) headquarters in NYC reported [National Urban League director Vernon JORDAN - describes mixed reactions of black leaders to decision.]
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington

(Studio) Admin. reactions reported; Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Califano's comments quoted. Film shown of Attorney General Bell. [BELL - describes approval of court ruling on affirmative action; has reported this to President Carter.] Legal correspondent is asked about ruling's effect on areas other than school admissions.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Possible effects of Bakke ruling on employment, awarding of contracts, etc., examined.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Anchor asks about effects of ruling on sex discrimination.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Outlook for sex discrimination cases similar to Bakke case discussed. Such lawsuit involving University of Chicago now in courts mentioned. Possible lawsuits under Title IX of Civil Rights Act noted.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Question with regard to vagueness of language in Bakke ruling.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Vague parts of ruling discussed and contrasted with Court opinions on use of goals as opposed to quotas.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Reporter is asked about length of litigation that may be involved in ruling.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Reporter predicts many more such lawsuits in years ahead.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Upcoming special report on Bakke case detailed.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Harrington, Gerald;
Jones, Kenley;
Stern, Carl;
Sternoff, Bill
Duration:
00:08:50

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