425 F.2d 1211 (5th Cir. 1970), 26285, Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District

Docket Nº:26285, 28261, 28350, 28349, 28340, 28342, 28409, 28407, 28408, 27863, 27983.
Citation:425 F.2d 1211
Party Name:Derek Jerome SINGLETON et al., Appellants, v. JACKSON MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Appellees. Clarence ANTHONY et al., Appellants, v. MARSHALL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Appellee. Linda STOUT, by her father and next friend Blevin Stout, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor, v. JEFFERSON COUNTY
Case Date:January 21, 1970
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
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425 F.2d 1211 (5th Cir. 1970)

Derek Jerome SINGLETON et al., Appellants,

v.

JACKSON MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT et al., Appellees.

Clarence ANTHONY et al., Appellants,

v.

MARSHALL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Appellee.

Linda STOUT, by her father and next friend Blevin Stout, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor,

v.

JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Doris Elaine BROWN et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor,

v.

The BOARD OF EDUCATION OF the CITY OF BESSEMER et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Birdie Mae DAVIS et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor,

v.

BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OF MOBILE COUNTY et al., Defendants-Appellees, Twila Frazier et al., Defendants-Intervenor-Appellees.

Robert CARTER et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

WEST FELICIANA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD et al., Defendants-Appellees, Sharon Lynne GEORGE et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. C. Walter DAVIS, President East Feliciana Parish School Board et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Irma J. SMITH et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

CONCORDIA PARISH SCHOOL BOARD et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Neely BENNETT et al., Appellants,

v.

R. E. EVANS et al., Appellees, Allene Patricia Ann BENNETT, a minor, by R. B. Bennett, her father and next Friend, Appellants, v. BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION et al., Appellees.

Shirley BIVINS et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

BIBB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION and Orphanage for Bibb County et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Oscar C. THOMIE, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, Defendants-Appellees.

Jean Carolyn YOUNGBLOOD et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor,

v.

The BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA et al., Defendant-Appellees.

Lavon WRIGHT et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants,

v.

The BOARD OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

Nos. 26285, 28261, 28350, 28349, 28340, 28342, 28409, 28407, 28408, 27863, 27983.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

January 21, 1970

Reuben V. Anderson, Paul Brest, Iris Brest, Fred L. Banks, Jr., Marian E. Wright, Melvyn R. Leventhal, Jackson,

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Miss., Jack Greenberg, Franklin White, Melvyn Zarr, Norman J. Chachkin, Jonathan Shapiro, New York City, Robert Moore, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Washington, D.C., for appellants Derek Jerome Singleton and others.

Robert C. Cannada, Thomas H. Watkins, Special Counsel, A. F. Summer, Atty. Gen., Dugas Shands, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., for appellees Jackson Municipal Separate School District and others.

Jerris Leonard, Asst. Atty. Gen., David L. Norman, Deputy Asst. Atty. Gen., John A. Blevans, David D. Gregory, Attys., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for the United States in all cases.

Louis R. Lucas, Memphis, Tenn., John L. Maxey II, Holly Springs, Miss., Jack Greenberg, Norman Chachkin, New York City, for appellants Clarence Anthony and others.

Semmes Luckett, Clarksdale, Miss., William A. Allain, Asst. Atty. Gen. of Mississippi, Jackson, Miss., for appellee Marshall County Board of Education.

Brian K. Landsberg, David D. Gregory, Gary J. Greenberg, Attys., Civil Rights Div., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., Richard B. Hardee, U.S. Atty., Tyler, Tex., for appellant the United States.

Henry H. Harbour, John M. Smith, Longview, Tex., for appellees Charles F. Mathews and others.

U. W. Clemon, Birmingham, Ala., Norman Amaker, New York City, David Hood, Bessemer, Ala., for plaintiffs-appellants Linda Stout and Doris Elaine Brown and others.

Jerris Leonard, Asst. Atty. Gen., Frank Dunbaugh, Atty., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-intervenor the United States.

Maurice Bishop, Reid Barnes, Birmingham, Ala., Macdonald Gallion, Atty. Gen., Montgomery, Ala., J. Howard McEniry, Jr., Bessemer, Ala., for defendants-appellees Jefferson County Board of Education, Board of Education of the City of Bessemer and others.

Vernon Z. Crawford, Mobile, Ala., Jack Greenberg, Michael Davidson, New York City, for plaintiffs-appellants Birdie Mae Davis and others.

Abram L. Philips, Jr., James D. Brooks, Pierre Pelham, Mobile, Ala., for defendants-appellees Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County and others.

Other Interested Parties: Charles S. White-Spunner, Jr., U.S. Atty., Mobile, Ala., Frank M. Dunbaugh, Walter Gorman, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., Charles Morgan, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., for plaintiff-intervenor the United States.

Richard B. Sobol, George M. Strickler, Jr., Robert P. Roberts, Collins, Douglas & Elie, New Orleans, La., Murphy W. Bell, Baton Rouge, La., for plaintiffs-appellants Robert Carter and Sharon Lynne George and others.

John F. Ward, Jr., Baton Rouge, La., Richard H. Kilbourne, Dist. Atty., Clinton, La., Fred C. Jackson, Asst. Dist. Atty., St. Francisville, La., Kenneth C. Dejean, Atty. Gen's. Office, Harry J. Kron, Jr., Asst. Atty. Gen., Baton Rouge, La., for defendants-appellees West Feliciana Parish School Board and C. Walter Davis and others.

George M. Strickler, Jr., Collins, Douglas & Elie, New Orleans, La., Richard B. Sobol, Jesse H. Queen, Brian K. Landsberg, Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Washington, D.C., for plaintiffs-appellants Irma J. Smith and others.

Kermit M. Simmons, Winnfield, La., W. C. Falkenheiner, Dist. Atty., Vidalia, La., Harry J. Kron, Jr., Thibodaux, La., for defendants-appellees Concordia Parish School Board and others.

Melvin P. Barre, Dist. Atty., Edgard, La., Harry J. Kron, Jr., Dist. Atty., Thibodaux, La., Jack P. F. Gremillion, Atty. Gen. of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La., for plaintiffs-appellants-cross-appellees Hemon Harris and others.

Benjamin E. Smith, A. P. Tureaud, New Orleans, La., or defendants-appellees-cross-appellants

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St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and others.

John H. Ruffin, Jr., Augusta, Ga., Jack Greenberg, New York City, for appellants Neely Bennett and Allene Patricia Ann Bennett and others.

W. M. Fulcher, Augusta, Ga., for appellees R. E. Evans and Burke County Board of Education and others.

Norman Chachkin, Jack Greenberg, New York City, Thomas M. Jackson, Macon, Ga., for plaintiff-appellants Shirley Bivins, Oscar C. Thomie, Jr. and others.

Frank C. Jones, Wallace Miller, Jr., Macon, Ga., for defendants-appellees Bibb County Board of Education and Orphanage for Bibb County and others.

J. Harold Flannery, Atty., Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Washington, D.C., for the United States.

D. P. Hulbert, Perry, Ga., for defendant-appellee Houston County Board of Education.

Theodore R. Bowers, Panama City, Fla., Jack Greenberg, William L. Robinson, New York City, Drew S. Days, III, for plaintiffs-appellants Jean Carolyn Youngblood and others.

Julian Bennett, Panama City, Fla., for defendants-appellees The Board of Public Instruction of Bay County, Fla. and others.

D. Battle Rankin, J. Harold Flannery, Attys., Dept of Justice, Civil Rights Div., Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-intervenor, the United States.

Earl M. Johnson, Reese Marshall, Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Greenberg, William L. Robinson, James M. Nabrit, III, Norman J. Chachkin, New York City, for plaintiffs-appellants Lavon Wright and others.

Harry C. Duncan, Gainesville, Fla., for defendants-appellees, the Board of Public Instruction of Alachua County, Fla. and others.

Before JOHN R. BROWN, Chief Judge, and WISDOM, GEWIN, BELL, THORNBERRY, COLEMAN, GOLDBERG, AINSWORTH, GODBOLD, DYER, SIMPSON, MORGAN, CARSWELL, CLARK and INGRAHAM, Circuit Judges, En Banc. 1

PER CURIAM:

The judgment of the Supreme Court in Carter v. West Feliciana Parish et al., 396 U.S. 290, 90 S.Ct. 608, 24 L.Ed.2d 477, Nos. 944 and 972, opinion dated January 14, 1970, reversing the judgment of this court in the within matters rendered sub nom. Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District et al., 419 F.2d 1211, No. 26285, et al., opinion dated December 1, 1969, with respect to the deferral of student desegregation beyond February 1, 1970 is made the judgment of this court. All other provisions of the order of this court in Singleton shall remain of full force and effect. The mandate of this court shall issue forthwith.

This order is issued subject to the right of any member of the court to file a separate opinion.

COLEMAN, Circuit Judge (concurring in part and dissenting in part).

I agree, of course, that this Court must comply with any mandate of the Supreme Court of the United States. We unanimously expressed our best judgment that racial discrimination could more effectively be eradicated, with less permanent damage to the educational process, by deferring transfers within the student bodies of these schools until September 1, 1970. The Supreme Court disagreed; we have been reversed.

With deference, this does not mean that I agree with the action of the High Tribunal. My vote on December 1, 1969, indicates that I do not. I fear that thousands of school children, black and white, who cannot help themselves, will

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be the victims. The ultimate outcome will be exactly the opposite of that intended.

I agree, too, that the cases should be remanded to the District Courts for full implementation of what the Supreme Court has required. In doing this, we are simply following what the Court held in Brown II, 349 U.S. 294, 75 S.Ct. 753, 99 L.Ed. 1083. The Court there said...

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