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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 23, 1981
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(Studio) Federal judge in Boise, ID, reported dealing ERA a hard blow by ruling that Congress's extension of time limit for ratification was without proper authority and that states could revoke earlier ratification of amendment.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) History of Idaho lawsuit recalled; Judge Marion Callister's decision described in detail. [ID attorney general David LEROY - thinks ERA almost legally dead.] Status of amendment shown on screen. [ERA critic Phyllis SCHLAFLY - feels ratification effort should stop.] [Senator Charles MATHIAS - thinks judge is wrong.] [Senator Strom THURMOND - disagrees.] [NOW president Eleanor SMEAL - feels confident that Supreme Court will reverse decision.] Future possibilities analyzed.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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