ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 03, 1982
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(Studio) Supreme Court's fall term noted beginning tomorrow.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(DC) Issues before court this term, include abortion, federal tax exemptions for private schools practicing racial discrimination examined; cases of Goldsboro Christian Schools and Bob Jones University cited as exs. of latter issue. [Bob Jones Univ. president Bob JONES III - thinks IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has become a mad dog.] [January 10, President REAGAN - claims IRS (Internal Revenue Service) had no basis in law for its action.] Issue of federal copyright laws noted also on the docket. [Motion Picture Association president Jack VALENTI - thinks video programs should pay royalties.] [Sony Corporation vice president William BAKER - thinks consumer will pay royalties.] No. lower court rulings against federal and state government before court mentioned; various issues in that area listed. [Adolph LYONS - discusses case regarding controversial choke hold.] Right of police to require identification said tested by Edward Lawson. [LAWSON - explains position.] Death penalty, obscenity, school desegregation cases said also before Supreme Court
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien