U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell refuses request to delay school desegregation busing plan in Los Angeles, California.
1978 (Sep 9)
United States Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell refused a new request by opponents of busing to achieve school desegregation to delay a wide-spread busing plan scheduled to take effect the following week in Los Angeles, California. A similar request had been denied earlier the same day by Justice William H. Rehnquist. The desegregation plan had been previously upheld by the California State Supreme Court.