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Supreme Court / Racial Discrimination #84462

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 1983
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(Studio) IRS (Internal Revenue Service) denial of tax exempt status to schools practicing racial discrimination and Reagan administration's opposition to ruling recalled. Supreme Court ruling on issue today reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Goldsboro Christian School, North Carolina, recalled losing its tax exemption due to refusal to admit blacks; Bob Jones Univ.'s loss of same status due to its ban on interracial dating also recalled. Both schools' defense of racial discrimination outlined; reaction to President Reagan's support of Bob Jones Univ. remembered. [January 1982, REAGAN - claims IRS (Internal Revenue Service) had no legal right to impose ruling.] Supreme Court decision today examined; details outlined on screen. Opinion of Chief Justice Warren Burger quoted, discussed. [Bob JONES - is mourning death of religious freedom, "murdered by Supreme Court"] Constitutional implications of court ruling considered.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter

(Studio) "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
O'Brien, Tim

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