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Supreme Court / Weber Reverse Discrimination Ruling #60265

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1979
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(Studio) Supreme Court ruling in reverse discrimination case involving Brian Weber noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Weber's position in lawsuit against employer, Kaiser Aluminum and Chemicals in Gramercy, LA, on grounds of reverse discrimination detailed. Company's affirmative action program involved in case outlined. Court ruling detailed; noted based on 1964 Civil Rights Act, signed by then-President Lyndon Johnson. July 2, 1964, film shown. Justice William Brennan's opinion quoted, as well as dissent by Justices Warren Burger and William Rehnquist. Weber's reaction in Louisiana noted. [WEBER - comments.] [EEOC spokesperson Eleanor Holmes NORTON - comments.] Court's decision in case of Allan Bakke recalled. June 28, 1978, film shown.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter (WVUE newstape)

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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