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NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Supreme Court case on whether Congress has the authority to dictate actions of the courts featured; law wherein Congress temporarily authorized logging in protected Northwest areas and ordered courts to throw out any challenges to the logging reported. Depletion of Northern spotted owl population noted; scenes shown of logging and owls. Supreme Court arguments of government solicitor general Kenneth Starr, environmentalist attorney Todd True, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Justice Antonin Scalia noted. [Logger Bill GRIFFIN - says jobs are more important than owls.] [TRUE - comments on case.] (Artist: Betty Wells)

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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