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United States v. Montgomery County Bd. of Educ., 395 U.S. 225 (1969)

United States v. Montgomery County Board of Education

No. 798

Argued April 28, 1969

Decided June 2, 1969*

395 U.S. 225


This action was commenced in May, 1964, to obtain integration in the Montgomery County, Alabama, public schools. The District Judge issued his initial order in 1964 requiring integration of certain grades and followed this by yearly proceedings, with reports by the school board and hearings, opinions, and court orders. The 1968 court order dealt, among other things, with faculty and staff desegregation and provided that the school board must move toward a goal whereby, "in each school, the ratio of white to Negro faculty members is substantially the same as it is throughout the system." A panel of the Court of Appeals modified the order. A petition for rehearing en banc was denied by an equally divided Court of Appeals.

Held: The District Judge's order is approved as written by him. Pp. 395 U. S. 231-237.

400 F.2d 1, reversed and remanded.

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