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Supreme Court Cases (1979)

Of Equal Value



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-07-03

Duration: 00:02:59

Subjects: United States. Supreme Court | Weber, Brian F. | Affirmative Action | Reverse discrimination | Davis, Shirley | Sex discrimination | Passman, Otto


  • Wilmore, Hedi Host
  • Roberts, Sylvia Speaker


This segment from the July 3, 1979, episode of the series “Of Equal Value” features Hedi Wilmore reporting on two United States Supreme Court cases originating from Louisiana: the Brian Weber reverse discrimination case (United Steelworkers of America v. Weber) and Shirley Davis’ sexual discrimination and wrongful termination case against Louisiana Congressman Otto Passman (Davis v. Passman). This report includes Baton Rouge attorney Sylvia Roberts commenting on the significance of the Davis case.