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Supreme Court / Book Ban #77191

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 02, 1982
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(Studio) Supreme Court reported hearing case involving school board's arbitrary banning of books from school libraries.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Background to case stemming from Island Trees high school situation when school bd. banned several books, include Pulitzer Prize winners "The Fixer" and "Laughing Boy", examined. [Plaintiff Steve PICO - doesn't think First Amendment allows ban.] [Bd. president Frank MARTIN - defs. decision.] Apparent stance of Justice Sandra O'Connor, John Paul Stevens, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist, Warren Burger considered; response of board attorney mentioned. Implications of case considered.

O'Brien, Tim;
Reynolds, Frank

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