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Status Report (Constitution) #78277

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 21, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Status report on push for constitutional amendments examined; William Gladstone's remark on original Constitution recalled. No. of state legislatures petitioning for amendment to balance fed. budget noted; implications of movement considered. [April 29, President REAGAN - supports such amendment.] Opposition to amendment outlined. [Ohio state representative Michael FOX - explains his stance.] [Harvard Prof. Laurence TRIBE - responds.] Various issues possibly incld. in constitutional amendments listed. [Representative Barber CONABLE, National Taxpayers Union spokesperson James DAVIDSON - express differing opinions on issue.] Implications of budget amendment considered; 18th amendment, prohibition, recalled.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Reynolds, Frank;
Threlkeld, Richard

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