Law: Off the Hook

The court tackles school taxes

For months the White House has been mired in a civil rights mess of its own making. Shortly after New Year's, the Reagan Administration decided to reverse a twelve-year-old policy and begin granting racially discriminatory schools the same tax breaks enjoyed by other private schools. A hail of protest thundered down, and ever since, the White House has been desperately seeking ways to escape the consequences of its ill-considered volte-face. Last week, to the relief of almost everyone, the Supreme Court agreed to settle the controversy. Since the...

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