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Supreme Court Rejects School Desegregation Plan

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Seattle and Louisville, Ky., went too far in their school-desegregation plans by using a student's race to determine which school he or she is assigned to.

The court ruled that the school districts didn't show that the problem they were trying to fix was bad enough to require such extreme measures.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
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