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Brown v. Board of Education, 344 U.S. 1 (1952)

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

No. 8

Decided October 8, 1952*

344 U.S. 1


In two cases set for argument in October, laws of Kansas and South Carolina providing for racial segregation in public schools were challenged as violative of the Fourteenth Amendment. In another case raising the same question with respect to laws of Virginia, appellants had filed a statement of jurisdiction and a motion requesting that all three cases be argued together. There was pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit a case in which segregation in public schools of the District of Columbia was challenged as violative of the Fifth Amendment.


1. The Kansas and South Carolina cases are continued on the docket; probable jurisdiction is noted in the Virginia case; and arguments in all three will be heard in December. Pp. 344 U. S. 2-3.

2. Judicial notice is taken of the pendency of the District of Columbia case. The Court will entertain a petition for certiorari in that case, which, if presented and granted, will afford opportunity for argument of that case immediately following arguments in the other three cases. P. 344 U. S. 3.

Page 344 U. S. 2

The following are citations to the reports of the decisions below: No. 8, the Kansas case, 98 F.Supp. 797; No. 101, the South Carolina case, 103 F.Supp. 920; No.191, the Virginia case, 103 F.Supp. 337.

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