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Supreme Court / Racial Discrimination / Open Ctrooms, / Worker Safety #511560

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 1980
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling with regard to racial quotas in case involving minority contractors and public works bill noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Court's ruling inAllanBakke and Brian Weber cases recalled; decision today, supporting congress quota for minority contractors and public works funds, examined, Justices Warren Burger and Potter Stewart quoted. [Employers Association spokesperson William CA14AVAN - criticize court] [Construction worker Herbert GAYLE - thinks they should have more.] Author of bill, Representative Parren Mitchell, quoted with regard to revised percentage of funds allocated for minority contractors. [MITCHELL - comments.] Congress Black Caucus reported not asking for money to be set aside in current legislature
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Supreme Court ruling with regard to press and public right to attend criminal trials reported; historical significance of decision outlined.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Hanover, Virginia) 1978 expulsion of press and public during murder trial presided over by Judge Richard Taylor recalled; Patrick Henry mentioned. Response by Richmond newspapers that brought the case noted. [Publisher J. Stewart BRYAN, III - comments.] Chief Justice quoted in today's ruling. [Judge Richard H.C. TAMER - comments.] Supreme Court's interpretation of First Amendment outlined.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Today's court decision with regard to worker safety said a defeat for Occupational Safety and Health Admin. with regard to benzene.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Estimated number of United States workers exposed to benzene fumes and its alleged link to cancer noted. [Retired chemical worker Winfield AMBERSON - notes severity of benzene fumes.] Amberson said claiming his leukemia is result of benzene fumes; today's Supreme Court ruling detailed. [Federal health resoarcher Dr. Anthony ROBBINS - notes burden is still on government and industry to protect workers.] Implications of ruling with regard to other inds. fighting safety rules noted.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Polk, James;
Stern, Carl

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