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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action / Richmond, Virginia, Case #564874

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 23, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Carl Stern) Supreme Court reported ruling that local affirmative action laws, such as one in Richmond, Virginia, requiring minority-owned business to obtain quota of public contracts, are unconstitutional; details given, scenes shown. [Richmond city council spokesperson Henry MARSH - comments on situation.] Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's decision and justice Thurgood Marshall's dissenting opinion quoted. [Richmond city council spokesperson Roy WEST - disagrees with Supreme Court] [Ex-Justice Department official Charles COOPER - comments on impact of ruling upon other affirmative action programs.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund spokesperson Barry GOLDSTEIN - comments on having to prove prior discrimination.] (Artist: Arthur Lien)

Brokaw, Tom;
Stern, Carl

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