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Supreme Court / Racial Discrimination #530598

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1983
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling against Reagan administration's support for tax exemption for schools practicing racial discrimination reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Court decision, opinion by Chief Justice Warren Burger, dissension by Justice William Rehnquist, examined. Case recalled stemming from Bob Jones Univ.'s racial policies. [Bob JONES III - claims religious freedom was "murdered by Supreme Court"] President Reagan recalled ordering Justice Department to back racially discriminatory schools' right to tax exempt status last year Implications of ruling for Bob Jones Univ. and Goldsboro Christian School in SC outlined on screen. [Attorney General William French SMITH - defs. administration's stance.] Question of administration's enforcement of today's ruling considered.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Mudd, Roger;
Stern, Carl

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