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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from President Bush that he will urge the Supreme Court to declare the University of Michigan's admission policies unconstitutional quoted.

(White House: Terry Moran) The political view of Bush's position on affirmative action examined; details given of the legal issues about the college's admission policies. [BUSH - says the Michigan policy is a quota system based on race.] The Senator Trent Lott affair mentioned. [On December 12, BUSH - speaks out for full equality for every citizen.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE, Representative Elijah CUMMINGS†- criticize the administration.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of affirmative action & the White House on "Nightline" noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry

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