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Nation awaits decision on
WASHINGTON (AP) - The wait con-
tinues - for Allen Bakke and for the
The Supreme Court pi .; shop, a
basement hidden from the marble halls
where noisy tourists and nosy reporters
roam, is working overtime.
As July approaches, Government
Printing Office employees are spending
long days and weekend shifts in getting
out the court's only tangible product -
the written word.
SOME 45 DECISIONS are to be han-
ded down before the justices close out
the current Supreme Court term.
Among them is the "big one"-the
Each day as the justices take the
bench, a crowd gathers one floor below
where copies of the decisions are
distributed. The crowd has grown with
each passing week.
out the door if one of the released
decisions happens to say "University of
California Regents v. Allan Bakke."
Editors sit near telephones waiting to
hear the word, often having to suffer
through minutes of delay while the
court ceremoniously greets new mem-
bers of its bar.
Outside each day, television network
term often has spilled into July.
AND OFTEN, too, decisions that
generate interest have not come untl
those beyond schedule days.
Allan Bakke, now a 38-year-old civil
engineer from Sunnyvale, Calif., sued
the University of California in 1974 after
twice being rejected as an applicant to
the university's medical school.
school to admit less academically
qualified applicants - a form of
THE CALIFORNIA Supreme Court
eventually agreed with Bakke. He
would be a medical school student
today if the nation's highest court had
not agreed to study his charges.
The Supreme Court's decision could
produce its most important statement
on race relations since it outlawed
segregation 24 years ago.
Thousands of affirmative action
programs in education, business and
government - begun over the past 15
years as a means of helping minorities
overcome the effects of past racial bias
- could hang in the balance.
The justices will return to the bench
Wednesday and again Thursday.
Perhaps the Bakke decision will be
among those handed down then.
"While the calm of the courtroom offers
no clue that one of the court's most impor-
tant statements on race relations may be
on that particular day's agenda, the ner-
vous chatter in room No. 30 reflects the
While the calm of the courtroom of- c a s b i t yr h i sP a y
fer n cuetha oe f he out' m s cews are poised to break into the day's He charged that a special-admissions Pep s the boys in the print shop
rs c tato o teourts most broadcasting with "This just in from policy used by the medical school to have already set the type, but perhaps
important statements on race relations the Supreme Court." give minority students preferential the justices still are trying to hone to a
da the nervous chatter in room No. 30 The current court term is scheduled treatment discriminated against him fine point a product that will be studied
to end next Monday, but it is a schedule because he is white. by millions.
reects the mounting ensidy to bolt easily forsaken. In recent years, the Bakke said the program allowed the The wait continues.
talks Monday that he tried to prevent Cuba's alleged involvement in the "But. . . there could be a misinter-
the invasion. Carter has charged that Zairian invasion but implied that other pretation. I believe the evidence on
s s the Cuban leader knew of plans for the topics could also be discussed. which the administration is relying is
invasion and did nothing to stop it. White House spokesman Rex circumstantial and hearsay so one
"He (Castro) said it was a lie Granum said the administration had no must decide whether to believe it or
C t 'manufactured in the office of Zbigniew immediate comment on Castro's not."
Brzezinski and he said President Carter remarks. Administration officials, including
has been confused and deceived on this The two congressmen said they don't Secretary of Defense Harold Brown and
matter," Beilenson said. know who is telling the truth about Central Intelligence Agency Director
"He said U.S. policy was based on a Cuba's alleged role in the attack but Stansfield Turner, have said they have
1"7lie," Beilenson added. "He said it was a said they are not convinced by U.S. evidence of 35 cases of Cuban in-
a b o u t Z aire complete lie, an absolute lie and an im- evidence presented in secret briefings volvement.
portant lie." supporting the conclusion that Cubans Brown and Turner said the evidence
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fidel Castro were involved. is that Cuban forces in Angola trained
says U.S. claims of Cuban involvement SOLARZ ALSO reported that Castro, and equipped the Katangan rebel in-
in the invasion of Zaire are lies and that in response to -a question, said he "IT IS FAIR to say that the evidence vaders, not that Cuban troops par-
President Carter "has been confused "would be willing to meet with the we have been shown is not compelling ticipated in the invasion itself.
and deceived" by his aides, two President, but didn't think realistically and certainly not conclusive," Beilen-
congressmen report. that the President would want to meet son said. BUT THE congressmen quoted
Reps. Stephen Solarz, (D-N.Y.) and with him." "I don't believe either of us believes Castro as saying he had ordered Cuban
Anthony. Beilenson (D-Calif.), said Solarz said Castro made his commen- the President is purposely deceiving troops in Angola not even to associate
Castro told them during nine hours of ts in connection with differences over the American people," Solarz said. with the Katangan rebels.
"He emphasized very strongly there
was no Cuban-Soviet effort to coor-
dinate with the Katangese," Solarz
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Solarz quoted Castro as saying he
heard rumors of the Katangan invasion
TH IS SUMMER plans and urged Angolan President
Agostinbo Neto in February to tell the
Katangans in his country not to invade.
"Instructions had been com-
municated to the Katangese," Solarz
said, although he said he had no details
on those instructions.
Senate sources have said Castro told
Lyle Lane, the top U.S. diplomat in
Havana, he had tried to stop the in-
vasion and Lane relayed his remarks to
the State Department ina cable.
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