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Supreme Court / New Term #615781

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Oct 04, 1997
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The docket for the opening Supreme Court session reviewed; details given of the case from Piscataway, New Jersey, where an equally qualified white school teacher was laid off at the expense of a black teacher. [School board attorney David RUBIN - defends the action to preserve racial diversity.] [Former civil rights official John DUNNE - says the New Jersey decision was based solely on race.] The case challenging California's Proposition 209, which forbids using race in making decisions in hiring, schools or government, the case involving a male-to-male sexual harassment and the case raising the issue of lie detector test results being admitted into trials noted. [Sexual harassment plaintiff Jody ONCALE - comments.]

Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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