ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 16, 1976
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(Studio) Attorney General Edward Levi discusses his views on court-ordered busing, following Supreme Court ruling on Boston case.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) Levi views busing as short-term last-resort method to integrate schools. New legislation would limit scope and duration of busing. [LEVI - describes 5-yr. limit on busing under new legislation being considered.] Various ways schools become racially lopsided noted by Levi. [LEVI - believes there are const. limits to busing.]
REPORTER: David Garcia
(DC) Opposition to Levi's views exists in Justice Department and other parts of admin. Attorney General Levi and Robert Bork, solicitor general, are Ford's emissaries to do something about busing. National board of cities experienced with busing being considered. Some believe Levi legislation holds false hope for antibusing groups.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson