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Supreme Court / Reverse Discrimination #58687

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court decision in Bakke case, involving reverse discrimination, recalled; similar case with regard to white employee of Kaiser Aluminum said now before Court
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details given about Brian Weber case against Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company at Gramercy, LA. Weber's chgs. of reverse discrimination with regard to racial quota in training programs at Kaiser outlined. Lower courts ruling reported; Kaiser's appeal to Supreme Court noted. Role of Weber due to appeal cited. [WEBER - comments.] Weber's attorney, Michael Fonthum, quoted; Kaiser lawyer, Thompson Powers, quoted with regard to company affirmative action program. Absence of Justices Lewis Powell and John Paul Stevens from case said possible due to their siding with Allan Bakke in his case; important of their absences with regard to Weber's chances of winning noted.

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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