ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1984
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(Studio) Case load facing Supreme Court as it opens today noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Court's denial of request to reinstate murder conviction of Claus von Bulow and decision to review gay rights, school prayer, student searches, deadly force by police cases discussed; court's hard-line stance against suspects' rights and cutback on affirmative action last session recalled. Public criticism of court by some justices as result noted illustrated by Justice Harry Blackmun; Blackmun quoted on screen. Indications of possible retirement of some justices and political implications for presidential election considered.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Artist: Freda Reiter
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