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Busing / Richmond, Virginia #223733

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1972
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(Studio) United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns lower court order consolidating Richmond, Virginia, school system with those of neighboring Benrico and Chesterfield counties. Court says January order by District Judge Robert Merhige asserts his questionable power to restructure state's internal government for purpose of achieving racial balance in schools. Court says Merhige erred as there was no invidious discrimination.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Richmond, Virginia) Court says judge exceeded his power of intervention. [Virginia Attorney General Andrew MILLER - says confusion of schools is being cleared up, uncertainty will be removed.) [Richmond School Bd. Chairperson, Mrs. Hamilton CROCKFORD - says head is disappointed with Circuit Court decision. Says case will be taken to Supreme Court] [Chesterfield County Attorney, Fred GRAY - says comprehensive decision vindicates his position with respect to evidence and law.] Richmond case motivated President Nixon to ask Congress for busing moratorium.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw (WTAR-TV Newsfilm) (WTVR-TV Newsfilm)

(Studio) Merhige's decision, attempt to break white suburban noose, had direct bearing on cases in Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; Bartford, Connecticut; Dayton, OH; and Wilmington, DE. Nixon administration delighted by today's ruling.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger

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