EDGAR V. UNITED STATES

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtJustia & Oyez
Citation404 U. S. 1206
Decision Date29 July 1971

Edgar v. United States

No. A-95

Decided July 29, 1971

404 U.S. 1206


ON APPLICATION FOR STAY

Syllabus

Stay of Court of Appeals' judgment affirming District Court's order directing applicants to take affirmative action to eliminate all vestiges of discrimination from Texas public schools is denied, as the order does no more than endeavor to realize the directive of the Fourteenth Amendment and the decisions of this Court that racial discrimination in the public schools must be eliminated root and branch.

See: 321 F.Supp. 1043 and 330 F.Supp. 235.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK, Circuit Justice.

The Commissioner of Education of the State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency make application for a stay of the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirming the order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas which directed the applicants to take certain affirmative action to eliminate all vestiges of discrimination from the public schools within the State. The State of Texas provides for the supervision of state education and the distribution of state educational funds through the Texas Education Agency under the direction of the Commissioner of Education. The United States brought this action against applicants on March 6, 1970, to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., and the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The District Court, on April 20, 1971, issued its order directing the Commissioner and the Texas Education Agency to take certain specified steps to withhold funds and accreditation from school districts which failed to

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meet their constitutional obligation to eliminate remaining vestiges of the dual school system. The District Court order dealt with the areas of student transfers, changes in school district boundaries, school transportation, extracurricular activities, faculty and staff practices, student assignments, curricula and compensatory education. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, with certain minor alterations, unanimously affirmed the order of the District Court. The Commissioner and the Texas Education Agency then applied to the Fifth Circuit for a stay of its order pending action by this Court on the applicants' petition for certiorari yet to be filed. The Court of Appeals refused the stay. The application for stay has now been presented to me as the Circuit Justice...

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  • United States v. State of Tex., Civ. A. No. 5281.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court of Eastern District Texas
    • January 12, 1981
    ...of the Court of Appeals. Justice Black thereafter denied a motion by the state defendants to stay implementation of this order, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10 (1971), and certiorari was subsequently denied by the Supreme Court. 404 U.S. 1016, 92 S.Ct. 675, 30 L.Ed.2d 663 (1972). T......
  • United States v. State of Tex., Civ. A. No. 5281.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court of Eastern District Texas
    • August 27, 1985
    ...violate this court's orders in United States v. Texas, 321 F.Supp. 1043 (E.D.Tex.1970), aff'd, 447 F.2d 441 (5th Cir.1971), cert. denied, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10 (1972). Since jurisdiction was retained in United States v. Texas, plaintiff-intervenors and applicants have com......
  • U.S. v. LULAC, No. 85-2579
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
    • July 2, 1986
    ...of Texas, 330 F.Supp. 235 (E.D.Tex.1971), modified & aff'd, 447 F.2d 441 (5th Cir.1971), stay denied sub nom. United States v. Edgar, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10 (1971), cert. denied, 404 U.S. 1016, 92 S.Ct. 675, 30 L.Ed.2d 663 (1972); United States v. State of Texas, 342 F.Sup......
  • Lau v. Nichols, No. 26155.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit)
    • June 18, 1973
    ...supplemented by 330 F.Supp. 235, aff'd, 447 F. 2d 441 (5th Cir. 1971), application for stay denied sub nom. Edgar v. United States, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed. 2d 10 (1971) cert. denied, 404 U.S. 1016, 92 S.Ct. 675, 30 L.Ed.2d 663 (1972); Spangler v. Pasadena Board of Education, 311......
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  • Young v. Pierce, No. P-80-8-CA.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court of Eastern District Texas
    • July 1, 1982
    ...330 F.Supp. 235 (E.D.Tex. 1971), aff'd with modifications 447 F.2d 441 (5th Cir. 1971) stay denied sub nom. Edgar v. United States, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10, cert. denied, 404 U.S. 1016, 92 S.Ct. 675, 30 L.Ed.2d 663 (1972). Finally, the Secretary of the relevant federal agen......
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    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • December 9, 1974
    ...Texas (Texas Education Agency), 321 F.Supp. 1043 (E.D.Tex.1970), 330 F.Supp. 235, aff'd with mod., 447 F.2d 441 (5th Cir.), stay denied, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10 (Black, J.), cert. denied, 404 U.S. 1016, 92 S.Ct. 675, 30 L.Ed.2d 663 Finding no reversible error in the proceed......
  • United States v. State of Tex., Civ. A. No. 5281.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court of Eastern District Texas
    • January 12, 1981
    ...of the Court of Appeals. Justice Black thereafter denied a motion by the state defendants to stay implementation of this order, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10 (1971), and certiorari was subsequently denied by the Supreme Court. 404 U.S. 1016, 92 S.Ct. 675, 30 L.Ed.2d 663 (1972). T......
  • United States v. State of Tex., Civ. A. No. 5281.
    • United States
    • United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. United States District Court of Eastern District Texas
    • August 27, 1985
    ...violate this court's orders in United States v. Texas, 321 F.Supp. 1043 (E.D.Tex.1970), aff'd, 447 F.2d 441 (5th Cir.1971), cert. denied, 404 U.S. 1206, 92 S.Ct. 8, 30 L.Ed.2d 10 (1972). Since jurisdiction was retained in United States v. Texas, plaintiff-intervenors and applicants have com......
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