THE ADMINISTRATION: Busing Battle Revives

Four days before Michigan's presidential primary, eleven days before Kentucky's, word seeped out that the Justice Department might intervene on behalf of antibusing forces in an appeal against a court-imposed plan for Boston's schools. Since both Michigan and; Kentucky have been wracked by violent busing disputes, the disclosure had every earmark of a political ploy to benefit Candidate Gerald Ford.

Not so, insisted Ford. An antibusing move had been under consideration since last November, and the final decision had been left entirely to Attorney General Edward Levi. "I did not know anything about this," Ford told an aroused Senator Edward...

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