NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1979
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(Studio) Case before Supreme Court with regard to chgs. of reverse discrimination by Brian Weber against Kaiser Aluminum detailed. Bakke case recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) 1974 establishment of Kaiser affirmative action employee program in Gramercy, LA, and employee Brian Weber suit with regard to reverse discrimination detailed. Weber's attorney, Michael Fonthum's argument before Supreme Court today outlined; 1964 Civil Rights Act mentioned. Support of position from Justice Potter Stewart cited; Justice Thurgood Marshall quoted Kaiser attorney quoted. [Brain WEBER - explains position.] [Equal Empl. Opportunity Commission chairperson Eleanor Holmes NORTON - discusses consequences if Weber wins.] Necessary rewriting of legislature if Weber wins noted; Court decision said expected in June.
REPORTER: Carl Stern