Case: Johnson v. Board of Education of City of Chicago

1:78-cv-01215 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: 1978

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Case Summary

An action was brought challenging racial quotas imposed by city board of education in connection with student assignment plans for two high schools. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, entered judgment for board, and plaintiffs appealed. The Court of Appeals, 604 F.2d 504, affirmed. The Supreme Court, 449 U.S. 915, 101 S.Ct. 339, 66 L.Ed.2d 162, vacated and remanded. After remand, 645 F.2d 75, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Hubert L. Will, J., determined that the controversy had not become moot, and appeal was taken. The Court of Appeals, Pell, Circuit Judge, held that: (1) a consent decree compelling board to develop and implement a system-wide plan to remedy the effect of past segregation did not render the action moot, and (2) prior judgment by Court of Appeals would be reinstated.

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United States v. Board of Education of City of Chicago, Northern District of Illinois (1980)

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Days, Drew S. III (District of Columbia)

Heckman, Carol E. (New York)

Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)

McCree, Wade Hampton Jr. (Michigan)

Stillman, Elinor Hadley (District of Columbia)

Wallace, Lawrence G. (District of Columbia)

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79-01356

Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae

Johnson v. Board of Education of City of Chicago

Supreme Court of the United States

Sept. 30, 1980

Sept. 30, 1980

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

School Desegregation

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1978