Nation: Bus Busting

Congress backtracks

For President-elect Ronald Reagan, one of the not-so-incidental pleasures of his visit to Washington last week was the chance to applaud a legislative harbinger of his upcoming Administration. While Reagan was in town, the Senate passed a measure that would prohibit the Justice Department from seeking court-ordered busing in school desegregation cases. "I am heart and soul in favor of the things that have been done in the name of civil rights and desegregation," said Reagan. "I happen to believe, however, that busing has been a failure." The measure, proposed as a rider to an appropriations bill for...

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