First week of October 1978 as reported during this CBS Radio News Hourly from October 2nd. Camp David was looking hopeful with Middle East Peace Accords being hammered out. The Supreme Court was in session for its first week of the Fall term.
Fred Graham (CBS News): “For the first time since he became Chief Justice nine years ago, Warren Burger seems to have a Supreme Court term that matches his judicial philosophy; quiet and conservative. The court docket contains few controversial or far reaching issues. There are three cases involving newsmen’s rights, much to the discomfort of journalists who’ve not fared well in the Supreme Court recently. And there are appeals involving abortions and the rights of children committed to mental institutions. Today the court added two issues affecting every American; whether the police may constitutionally stop automobiles at random to check drivers licenses and car registrations, and whether police may arrest people simply because they don’t produce proper identification papers. In both instances state courts said it’s a violation of individual rights for police to do that, but the Conservative Burger court agreed to review both decisions and that often means that it intends to rule the other way.”
President Carter admitted we'd been using a high-tech spy satellite on the Soviet Union and Russia was contemplating a really cold winter.
Not every day can be earth shattering.