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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.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien
- O'Brien, Tim;
- Reynolds, Frank
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