The Law: Counter to the Current

The Supreme Court is generally thought to be drifting toward the right, but last week four of its actions left liberals little cause for complaint. > Busing to promote integration in Southern school districts was approved unanimously by the court last term. The rationale: busing is sometimes necessary and constitutionally proper to undo state and local actions that have fostered illegal segregation. But is mandatory busing legal outside the South in areas where formal school-segregation policies have not existed? By way of answer to that question, the court declined without comment to interfere with a lower court ruling that requires...

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