396 U.S. 226 (1969), 944, Carter v. West Feliciana Parish School Board

Docket Nº:No. 944
Citation:396 U.S. 226, 90 S.Ct. 467, 24 L.Ed.2d 382
Party Name:Carter v. West Feliciana Parish School Board
Case Date:December 13, 1969
Court:United States Supreme Court
 
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396 U.S. 226 (1969)

90 S.Ct. 467, 24 L.Ed.2d 382

Carter

v.

West Feliciana Parish School Board

No. 944

United States Supreme Court

December 13, 1969

ON APPLICATION TO THE HONORABLE HUGO L. BLACK,

CIRCUIT JUSTICE FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT,

FOR A TEMPORARY INJUNCTIVE ORDER

Syllabus

Petitioners, whose petition for certiorari seeks review of a Court of Appeals ruling authorizing a delay in student desegregation in three Louisiana school districts until September 1970, are -- pending disposition of their petition -- granted temporary injunctive relief requiring the respondent school boards to take the necessary preliminary steps to effectuate complete student desegregation by February 1, 1970. Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, ante, p. 19.

See 419 F.2d 1211. Application granted and judgment vacated in part.

Per curiam opinion.

PER CURIAM.

This matter reaches the Court on an application presented to MR. JUSTICE BLACK, as circuit Justice for the Fifth circuit, seeking a temporary injunctive order and other relief, and it appearing that

l. Three cases were originally filed in 1965, seeking the desegregation of three Louisiana school districts.

2. Pursuant to orders of the District Courts, in July of this year, the Office [90 S.Ct. 468] of Education of the United states Department of Health, Education, and Welfare prepared and submitted terminal desegregation plans for each of the districts here involved for the school year 1969-1970. These plans were rejected by the District Courts.

3. The District Courts' orders were reversed by the United states Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,

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sitting en banc, on December 1, 1969, subsequent to this Court's decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, ante at 19. That court ordered respondent school boards and 13 other school boards to desegregate faculties completely and to adopt plans for conversion to unitary school systems by February 1, 1970, but authorized a delay in pupil desegregation until September, 1970.

4. On December 10, 1969, petitioners filed in this Court a petition for a writ of certiorari, together with a motion to advance consideration of the petition and a motion for summary disposition, contending that the decision of the Court of Appeals is inconsistent with this Court's decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, supra. The relief sought on the merits is the implementation of the...

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