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Supreme Court / Equal Rights Ruling #60370

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Background on sex discrimination case brought by Helen Feeney re: job preference for vets given. [FEENEY - discusses case.] Court's ruling of practice as legal outlined; Justice Potter Stewart quoted. Massachusetts's absolute preference to vets. noted. Suit brought by Shirley Davis against Congress Otto Passman with regard to her firing due to Passman's expressed preference for male aide detailed; lower court's ruling recalled. Overturning of lower court decision by Supreme Court outlined; Justice William Brennan quoted. Significance of ruling with regard to bringing suit against fed. government examined.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter (KNOE film/tape)

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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