416 F.3d 513 (6th Cir. 2005), 04-5897, McFarland ex rel. McFarland v. Jefferson County Public Schools

Docket Nº:04-5897.
Citation:416 F.3d 513
Party Name:David McFARLAND, Parent and Next Friend of Stephen and Daniel McFarland; Ronald Jeffrey Pittenger, Parent and Next Friend of Brandon Pittenger; Anthony Underwood, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Max Aubrey, Plaintiffs, Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC
Case Date:July 21, 2005
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
 
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416 F.3d 513 (6th Cir. 2005)

David McFARLAND, Parent and Next Friend of Stephen and Daniel McFarland; Ronald Jeffrey Pittenger, Parent and Next Friend of Brandon Pittenger; Anthony Underwood, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Max Aubrey, Plaintiffs,

Crystal D. Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of Joshua Ryan McDonald, Plaintiff-Appellant,

v.

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Defendant,

Jefferson County Board of Education; Stephen W. Daeschner, Superintendent, Defendants-Appellees.

No. 04-5897.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

July 21, 2005

Argued: June 9, 2005

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky at Louisville. No. 02-00620—John G. Heyburn II, Chief District Judge.

Teddy B. Gordon, Louisville, Kentucky, for Appellant.

Francis J. Mellen, Jr., WYATT, TARRANT & COMBS, Louisville, Kentucky, for Appellees.

Francis J. Mellen, Jr., Byron E. Leet, WYATT, TARRANT & COMBS, Louisville, Kentucky, for Appellees.

Amy D. Cubbage, Sheryl G. Snyder, Bridget H. Papalia, FROST, BROWN & TODD, Louisville, Kentucky, Morgan G. Ransdell, KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, Louisville, Kentucky, Chester Darling, CITIZENS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, Andover, Massachusetts, Michael

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Williams, Robert J. Roughsedge, CITIZENS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, Boston, Massachusetts, Maya R. Kobersy, John W. Borkowski, Maree Sneed, HOGAN & HARTSON, Washington, D.C., Albert H. Kauffman, THE CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Chinh Quang Le, NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATIONAL FUND, New York, New York, for Amici Curiae.

Before: NORRIS and DAUGHTREY, Circuit Judges; JORDAN, District Judge.[*]

OPINION

PER CURIAM.

Plaintiff Crystal Meredith, on behalf of her son Joshua Ryan McDonald, appeals the decision of the district court to uphold the student assignment plan of the Jefferson County Public Schools, which includes racial...

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